Save The Red Lion Campaign Patrons

  • Sidbury Community Enterprises' community share offer launched to buy the Red Lion
  • Save The Red Lion Campaign Patrons - Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP & The Reverend Susie Williams
  • Campaign's company - Sidbury Community Enterprises - has made an offer to buy the Red Lion
  • East Devon District Council has listed the Red Lion pub as an Asset of Community Value - a significant Campaign milestone

Thursday, 9 May 2013

An open meeting to set up a campaign steering group

An Open Meeting - Sunday 19 May - Skittle Alley, Red Lion

As a first step in creating a campaign to retain the Red Lion as the pub in the heart of the village a meeting open to all who want to see it remain as the village pub is being held on 19 May at 12.30pm in the skittle alley at the Red Lion. The meeting is open to anyone who is concerned that they may lose the Red Lion as the village pub.

It is hoped that out of this meeting there can be a steering group formed to start to consider what needs to be done to ensure that the pub is actually retained as a pub, and that it does not get sold and a change of use application pursued by any new owner.

It is also hoped that a steering group can also look at various alternative ownership models that could be considered if the pub does not find a buyer who is able/willing to turn it into a thriving village pub. Over the next day or so a discussion paper on various options that could be considered will be posted here.

So, if you have any interest at all in retaining the Red Lion as Sidbury's village pub come along and have your say. Your ideas about what we can do to retain the Red Lion will be most welcome.

Please tell anyone who you think might be intersted in this open meeting - and come along yourself!