The steering committee's persistence could finally bear fruit. In fresh negotiations the directors of Fullers have indicated that they are prepared to sell for a price without conditions. We are confident that we may be able to achieve a deal which will enable the village to buy the freehold on terms that are viable.
If our wish to purchase the pub in 2015 is successful then we will need all the practical help that the village can provide in asistance with rehab of buildings and gardens, installing catering facilities, management and staffing of the reopened enterprise, marketing and ideas for the fullest use of the site, IT, Facebook and twitter coverage for the enterprise and finally attendance at the opening and regular custom afterwards.
We are planning another Public Meeting in the New Year and will be posting the date, time and venue.
Many thanks for all the support in 2014, a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.
Bloxham Red Lion Hub Ltd
The Steering Committee.