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

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Share Offer Open Days - 25 April & 3 May

Sidbury Community Enterprises Share Offer
Open Days - 25 April & 3 May

To support Sidbury Community Enterprises’ community share offer to purchase the Red Lion in Sidbury, it is holding two Open Days on Friday 25 April and Saturday 3 May. The Open days will be held between 10.00am and 4.00pm in Sidbury Village Hall.

The Open Days will allow residents and prospective investors to discuss the share offer, which has a target of raising at least £200,000 by 23 May, and to see what refurbishments Sidbury Community Enterprises are planning to undertake at the Red Lion.

Sidbury Community Enterprises have commissioned an architect to create drawings and floor plans which will both upgrade the pub and to redesign key parts of its ground floor bar and restaurant areas. A copy of one of the architect’s drawings showing a potential redesign proposal is attached for use in your newspaper.

Sidbury Community Enterprises’ Chair Fred Burnett said – “these two Open Days will give the public an opportunity to fully understand why we are trying to raise funds through this community share offer and to also see what our ideas are for upgrading and redesigning the public areas of the Red Lion. We are incredibly enthused with the proposals for how we can redesign the pub and we hope that these Open Days will also enthuse people in Sidbury and the Sid Valley to support our share offer and to become investors in this unique and exciting venture to give the Red Lion back its roar”.

Fred Burnett added – “Anyone who is interested in understanding more about how our village pub could be improved and how Sidbury Community Enterprises intends to develop the Red Lion and support our local community is very welcome to attend these Open Days. If they also bring their cheque books and purchase shares then that will be a real and much welcomed bonus”.

At the two Open days there will be architect’s floor plans and drawings showing some ideas as to how the Red Lion could be refurbished and redesigned. In addition there also will be various artist impressions as to how the Red Lion might look in the future after it has been upgraded.

Also at the Open Days will be the architect who Sidbury Community Enterprises has commissioned, and also present will be the carpenter who has designed the replacement windows that the Red Lion will have as part of its upgrade.