With over 20 pubs a week closing, another local under threat is not headline news and many people may not give it a second thought. However, a group of local residents have launched a strong campaign to save the Plough Inn on Sandygate Road, Crosspool.
In response to rumours that the Plough is to be sold and converted into a convenience store, over 130 local people have signed a nomination form for the pub to be listed as a ‘community asset’. If successful, this would make it much more difficult for developers to convert the pub into a convenience store. Being listed as a ‘community asset’ can delay any change and allow for other options such as community ownership to be explored.
Although centred on the local community, the Plough Action Group is looking to mobilise wider support for local pubs to remain at the heart of the communities they serve. They are asking people to support their online campaign by signing a petition on Change.org:
You can also register your support on Facebook – search ‘Save the Plough’.