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Campaign to buy village pub is boosted by drop in asking price




Mark Westley Photography'Beehive Pub Horringer, angry villagers not happy with planning to change pub into residential property. ANL-150701-231417009
Mark Westley Photography'Beehive Pub Horringer, angry villagers not happy with planning to change pub into residential property. ANL-150701-231417009

A campaign to save a much-loved village pub is one step closer to achieving its goal after the price of the building was significantly reduced.

A second planning application to transform the Beehive Pub in Horringer into a house was withdrawn after receiving more than 30 objections, prompting owners Hawthorn Leisure to drop the pub’s asking price by £125,000.

Campaigners are now calling a public meeting to rally support and encourage more people to buy shares in the pub.

Peter Croft, chairman of the Friends of the Beehive group, said: “The drop in price makes our goal of buying the pub more achievable but we need more people to invest.

“Selling shares in the next few weeks could make all the difference. We are also seeking a prospective tenant or lessee to run The Beehive.

“I would urge anyone who is interested in getting involved and helping develop the business to get in touch.”

The Beehive, which has stood empty for the past two years, is now priced at £350,000.

Much has changed since the pub closed its doors two years ago including the Friends Group forming a community Benefit Society and the group’s successful battle against an appeal by owners against the listing of the building as an Asset of Community Value.

The public meeting is being held at Horringer Community Centre at 7pm on Friday August 5. Visit www.thebeehivehorringer.co.uk for more information



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