HUGE SUPPORT FOR FINAL POP UP PUB
A large core of supporters turned out for the final Pop Up Pub before the planning appeal which will decide the future of the 400 year old Cabinet pub at Reed. The event, once again held in the village hall, raised £860 towards the costs of the appeal which will be spread over three days (6th.-8th November) commencing at 10am at the Letchworth Offices of N.H.D.C., and follows close on the heels of the successful Golf Day in September, which achieved £3,600.
Mike Howes, chair of the “Save the Cabinet Action Group” said “Our campaign has enjoyed fantastic support since it was established in 2016, and we are very grateful to all of our contributors. We’ve had to raise a lot of money to pay for lawyers and experts, and we’ve been extremely successful with our events. We’re still a bit short of our targets so we need more contributions to our Fighting Fund, even at this late stage.”
Last year the District Council decided to refuse retrospective planning permission for change of use to that of residential, in spite of the fact that the owner has apparently been residing there with his family for some time.
Mike continued: “We are now in the final countdown to the appeal itself- the decisive moment in the case. If we get the right result, it’s a major step forward towards reclaiming “The Cabinet” for the community. If the developer wins Reed will have lost its lovely old pub forever. We would like to see a big support at the planning appeal.”
Contact: savethecabinet.uk/attend.htm if you would like to support the funds, the planning appeal, or for further information.