What started off a few weeks ago as a few friends having a drink in the Red Lion & discussing their concerns about whether there would be a pub in the heart of the village for munch longer is starting to snowball!
Interest in the future of the Red Lion gathers a pace each day. In response to calling the open meeting on Sunday 19 May - 12.30pm in the pub's skittle alley - a number of notable locals have been in touch recognising the worth of a village pub and wanting to be kept in touch with developments. Interest is stirring amongst local Councillors and perhaps soon our local MP Hugo Swire will recognise a local issue in the making.
Posters advertising the meeting are up in the village and a few have also made it to the shop windows in Sidmouth. We welcome anyone printing off the poster & displaying it prominently! It's still not too late to do so http://sites.google.com/sites/thepubinthevillage/ThePubInTheVillageMeetingNotice19.5.13.pdf
In support of local press interest in the forthcoming meeting a dozen concerned local residents yesterday braved the weather & posed to have their photograph taken outside the pub by a local newspaper. A picture is worth a thousand words!
We are now in our final push to encourage as many peolpe who have concerns about retaining the Red Lion to come along and support the beginning of a campaign. We want to fill the skittle alley to bursting! So, don't just leave it to that illusive someone else to be part of the campaign, come along & show your support.
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