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To: Tandridge District Council

Save the William IV pub

Save the William IV pub

List the William IV pub, Bletchingley, as an Asset of Community Value so the community may be offered the opportunity to arrange a purchase of the freehold of this pub.

Why is this important?

The pub was sold to developers by Young’s Brewery, even though an offer to purchase to run this as a community pub was made not far off the full market value. This was declined by them. Meanwhile locals were informed that the pub was being sold as a going concern only to find it boarded up overnight and sold to developers.

The William IV is the only non-gastro, hotel or family orientated pub left in the village. It had planning rejected on it in the past as the council deemed it important to the community. It has a very special atmosphere and there are very few places in the country left like this pub.

The William IV is the beating heart of our community, where community and charitable events are organised, old and young mix and discussions are held on village life. Once the pub is developed it will be will be gone forever. Since its closure, people are travelling outside the village to socialise and have been split apart.

Please list this pub as an Asset of Community Value, so we have the chance to rescue the heart of our village.

William IV, Little Common Lane, Bletchingley, Surrey, RH14QF

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Reasons for signing

  • This pub played a big part of my life I remember sitting in the garden as a child and when I reached 18 it became my local. They used to have a bar billiards table, which was great fun and I was proposed to there on Christmas Eve. This pub played a massive part of my younger life
  • Had so many happy evenings there, long before the resturant was added.Used to eat our meals in the bar. really friendly staff.
  • This pub is first and foremost a social community hub, not a restaurant or a hotel. A lot of people are feeling lost and socially homeless without it :-(

Updates

2018-10-16 14:17:36 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2018-10-09 15:16:50 +0100

500 signatures reached

2018-09-28 16:59:12 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-09-28 09:54:49 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-09-27 21:02:34 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-09-27 19:52:12 +0100

10 signatures reached