The Rising Sun closes when it's owner goes into administration.
The pub is put on the market
Worthy Developments buy the Rising Sun for around £165,000
Rumours swirl that the site will be developed for housing.
The community wants a pub. The Committee is founded.
Our first public meeting is attended by over 100 local residents. Plans are set to oppose the housing development. £176,000 has been pledged to save the pub.
An offer to buy the pub for £200,000 is rejected by Worthy Developments. The intention to develop the site for housing is made clear.
The Committee apply to have the Rising Sun listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV)
The application for ACV state is approved!
Worthy Developments appeal ACV listing.
Appeal rejected. ACV status for the Rising Sun is retained.
Thieves break in the pub stealing pipework and causing a great deal of damage.
Worthy Developments again appeal ACV status.
Worthy Developments submit planning application to turn the pub into two separate two storey residential dwellings.
Planning application rejected by unanimous decision.
Second Asset of Community Value appeal is rejected. Also, we're in the news.
Film Night fundraiser held. Over £1,100 is raised.
A new planning application is submitted by Worthy Developments.
Planning application refused, again.
Worthy Developments suggest the pub can be rented while residential flats are developed and rented out upstairs. This offer was rejected by the committee.
The Pub is placed on the market again.
We take steps to make a bid for the Rising Sun and obtain business support from the Plunkett Society of Co-operative pubs.
Following a professional valuation of the Rising Sun we submit a bid, 20% over valuation. Our bid is rejected. No other offers are made, by anyone.
Over 100 people attend a public consultation where we outline our vision for the future of the Rising Sun. You can download slides here.
170 of you respond to our survey. Letting us know what you want from your local pub.
Forest of Dean council agree to serve Compulsory Purchase Order to buy the pub on behalf of the community.
Committee successful at getting pub re-listed as an Asset of Community Value until 2024.
Worthy Developments object to the CPO and submit a planning application to support this objection.
Planning permission refused by Forest of Dean Council.
Fundraising Quiz night held at the Drill Hall. £1,990 is raised.
Covid crisis causes CPO to be withdrawn by council.
Worthy Planning appeal dismissed by inspectorate after great effort from committee and community.
Forest of Dean Council make decision not to reinstate CPO.
After an eight year campaign, an agreement is reached with Worthy Developments to Purchase the Rising Sun on behalf of our Community!