As previously reported Fullers have rejected our offer to buy the Red Lion and the Steering Committee was informed that an offer by a developer had been accepted. However the situation is still unclear as the property is again being marketed for sale by the agents Fleurets.
The main concern is that whoever buys the site will do so for the purpose of development. The Steering Committee has written on behalf of the village to Cherwell District Council providing an update on the current situation and highlighting its concerns about the possible loss of a village pub and gardens for yet more housing.
The Steering Committee is still exploring what options are available to enable it to acquire the Bloxham Red Lion on behalf of the village. We intend to bring to CDC's attention the current condition of the site which is falling into disrepair and becoming an eyesore in the middle of the village.
Thank you for your ongoing support and we continue to hope that the Bloxham Red Lion may roar again.
Bloxham Red Lion Hub Ltd
The Steering Committee.