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

Sunday, 28 July 2013

More local & not so local Campaign press coverage

Save The Red Lion Campaign has received further great press coverage, which shows that the story of residents in Sidbury wanting to make sure that they can retain their local pub, has significant interest across not just the Sid Valley, but also the wider South West. This latest set of press coverage comes on the back of the Readio Devon interview that the Campaign gave on Monday ( 22 July) morning.

The latest press reporting of the Campaign comes from the Sidmouth Herald which has been supportive of the Campaign even before it was formally launched at a packed local meeting on 19 May. The latest Sidmouth Herald article, which can be found on page 15 of 26 July edition , can be read at - http://sites.google.com/site/thepubinthevillage/26.7.13SidmouthHeraldArticle.pdf. The article contains a nice photograph of local MP & Campaign Patron Hugo Swire, along with Red Lion Landlord Neil Anthony, Campaign Chair Fred Burnett & Campaign Secretary John Loudoun.

In addition the Western Morning News edition of 26 July also carries a story of the Campaign's determination to retain the Red Lion for the community. There is also a great photograph of Campaign Supporters outside of the pub - spot the dog! The Western Morning News coverage is pleasing because its readership is spread right across the South West & so our story will, on top of the Radion Devon interview, now start to be known in the far reaches of Devon & Cornwall.

The Western Morning News article can be found at -
The photograph in the Western Morning News was taken on 25 July when the newspaper, having given the Campaign under 24 hours notice of needing to set up the photo opportunity, sent a photographer to the village. A number of Campaign supporters quickly responded to the urgent call to pose for the photograph. Quick witted Campaign supporters also captured the moment when the photographer was photographing the supporters as the photographs below show.


Western Morning News photographer in action!


This one won't end up in the Western Morning News!

The Campaign has had another week of great publicity, with not only our story continuing to be carried in the Sidmouth Herald & Pulman's View from Sidmouth, but also now on Radio Devon & in the Western Morning News. There will be more coverage next week as well; so keep visiting this blog for information about it as it happens.