Over the last few years, Brown Edge Holly Bush has been closed, threatened with demolition and a planning application for housing was made and later withdrawn after a community campaign to save the pub. The Holly Bush has now been reopened and is serving the community well but its car park has received planning permission for housing. So there clearly is a need for a long term safeguarding solution.
Meet The Officers
Other Committee Members.
Alan Basnett, Graham Cooper, Jane Shufflebotham, Gary Williams, John Berrisford, Dave Hunt, Simon Ward, Simon Evans & Carl Edwards.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some answers to the questions we receive the most about the Holly Bush Project
If we missed anything, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to help
No the Parish Council will not be owning the pub. The Parish Council is not permitted to trade or operate a business.
No. Current plans show that there should be no requirement to raise the parish precept.
Although plans have not yet been formalised it is likely that we will be raising money through the issue of some sort of share in the property giving everyone the ability to own part of the property.
This is probably the most difficult question to answer as it depends from what prespective you are considering a purchase. However arguably it is probably worth more to the community than to anyone else as we are trying to prevent its closure and retain it in pertuity.
The pub currently is run on a tennancy basis and we see no reason why that should change however this will be a decision for the new community interest company yet to be formed and not this steering group. Decisions of that nature will be made by the new owners ie the comunity.
Whilst we recognise that there needs to be some upgrading it is important that all our community have a pub to suit their needs. A good drinkers community pub should not disapear and should be retained. In any case that will be a decision for the owners who again are the community. and not some branded pub group. Our job is to put forward a vision that gains public support so much so that they are prepared to invest in its future.