We would like to invite you to an Update and Consultation meeting to let you know the latest exciting developments
Come and join us at the Tutshill Memorial Hall at 1930 on Friday 15 June 2018 to find out more.
For the last 5 years the ‘Save Our Sun’ Committee, have been fighting to save The Rising Sun Pub on behalf of the Community. The aim is to turn it from a derelict shell into a community-owned ‘Pub and Hub’ run by a Community Benefit Society. Significant progress has been made; now we really need your support and input to make this a reality.
RSVP to email@example.com if you can, so we can gauge numbers. If you can’t make it but want more information, check back here after the meeting for a further update. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook
With best wishes,
Dr Michelle Hayes
(Chair of ‘SOS’, on behalf of the Committee)
Hello and Happy new year to you all. I am sorry that we've been a bit quiet recently, but there has been a lot going on behind the scenes
We had a professional valuation done from someone with 25 years experience in the pub valuation business and we decided, from this, that we had enough support to go ahead and make an offer to buy the pub.
We made 2 offers 10 and 20% above this valuation; unfortunately both were rejected by Worthy Developments. We have these rejections in writing. This would give us an extremely strong case should they apply for planning and claim that they have marketed the property but been unable to sell it. The estate agents have informed us that they have not had any other offers to date.
We are now liaising with the council to look at a legal way forward and will keep you all informed.
Thanks for your ongoing support; community power will save our pub!
Here's an update to let you know what the committee have been doing since we learned that the Rising Sun is on the Market.
We have informed the council that we intend to make a bid and I have had confirmation from the council that this has been received. This means that we have triggered the further moratorium allowed by the Asset of Community Value listing, so we have until April 17th, 2018 to make our bid. We had a committee meeting on 31st October and since then:
We have received notification from the council that Matt Smith intends to dispose of the Rising Sun Pub!! We have another 4 weeks to trigger the moratorium which then gives us 6 months to pull together a community bid to bid for the property!
It's only taken 4 years, but there's light at then end of the tunnel!