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To: Northumberland County Council

Urgent please help to save The Railway Inn Fourstones

Urgent please help to save The Railway Inn Fourstones

Please don't allow the Railway Inn at Fourstones to be converted to a dwelling - the community need the pub and with the right management and commitment it is a viable business - save it and the community will use it !

Why is this important?

If you remember in the last petition I outlined that this is the village pub, its been neglected by a succession of owners - I understand the community and others have offered to buy the pub, its a community asset that over 200 people signed this petition last time to keep it. There has been little done to make this into a viable going concern, but the current owner has applied to have it converted into a house. Has anyone really tried to make this pub work by connecting to the needs of the local community or was it never the intent to continue to run this as a pub all all ? Does this sound familiar ? It’s sad that the pub has been closed for such a long time - dont let it end up being closed for good - We need your help to stop this - please log on to Northumberland County Council Planning Website and make your voice heard against new Planning application No: 18/02349/FUL COMMENTS MUST BE MADE BY 30th AUGUST. If Planning is denied and the pub reopens, we need a partnership between the community and the owner in making this work.

How it will be delivered

I will let Northumberland County Council know that this petition is ongoing and keep them posted on its progress

Fourstones, Hexham

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Reasons for signing

  • Pub at Elsdon now going well with community in mind, and Pub in Rothbury has several activities for community groups not traditionally associated with a pub, but it works, pubs are often at the heart of the community and people don’t meet up without them, isolation, loneliness, depression can follow. Pubs need to think “outside the box” eg. Queens Head has a regular after school meet up (not in the bar) for mums and young children, games, chat and coffee. Something for old people, etc
  • Many a good night in there, every village needs its hub and this is the perfect place.
  • Fourstones is a small village that needs a focal point for the community. The same thing happened in Catton recently but the pub was fortunately bought and is now a thriving business that brings visitors to the village as well as providing a meeting place for residents.


2017-05-02 09:49:37 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-04-28 18:12:14 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-04-28 08:11:07 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-04-27 22:36:09 +0100

10 signatures reached