Having followed the recent debate regarding the Ropsley Fox and its closure, the protest group may like to know that they could apply to SKDC to have the pub listed as an ‘Asset of Community Value’ (ACV).
The introduction of the Localism Act in 2011, allowed communities throughout England to nominate valued facilities such as pubs for this type of listing. This allows campaigners time to come up with a viable use for the affected premises.
All that is required is a minimum of 21 members of the local community that are listed on the electoral roll within the local authority, or a neighbouring local authority. Further information is available from http://mycommunityrights.org.uk/community-right-to-bid/
Further support can be offered by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).
Branch secretary - Grantham CAMRA