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

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

MPs Debate Pub Closures - See Minister's Film About Saving Community Assets

This afternoon, MPs will debate pub closures, and what can be done to keep them open. This debate topic has been chosen by the Opposition. One option available to campaigners, such as Save The Red Lion Campaign, is to make use of "community rights" legislation, which came into force in 2012 within the Localism Act. The Campaign did this which led East Devon District Council listing the Red Lion as an Asset of Community Value.
To coincide with the debate today in parliament the BBC has produced a short film in Communities Minister Stephen Williams explains how the use of the legislation works for the benefit of local communities  as he looks at sites in Oxfordshire in his personal film. It is well worth watching and is only 3 minutes long.
The Minister was due to debate this film on today's BBC Two Daily Politics programme just before 1.00pm. The film will be on BBC iPlayer for seven days after transmission. The film can be accessed at –