One of the reasons we no longer have a local pub or post office was Tendring Council's decision to grant outline planning permission for 2 houses on the Cross Inn's garden at the end of 2014. The detailed application for the 2 houses has now been made and is open for comments on Tendring's planning website. http://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/planning/planning-applications/view-planning-applications-and-comment
Pop Up Pub number 4 is nearly here. Jim and Lesley are opening up their shed at Southview, just down the road from the Cross for a night of music.
Thanks to the local and regional press for the coverage. It all helps the campaign. Dave Monks on BBC Radio Essex yesterday (23rd Feb) http://www.greatbromleycross.org.uk/save_the_cross_inn/BBCRadioEssex23Feb2016.mp3
This is the view of what was the Cross Inn beer garden and patio :(
A very sad sight. I prefer to remember the music festivals, barn dances and litter pick ups. Here are a couple of pictures from happier days.
A sad day! The bulldozer arrived today and cleared the Cross Inn pub garden and trashed everything on the patio.
Our next Pop Up Pub combines 2 of my favourite things - curry and beer - need I say more?
We've been told by the estate agents that the pub has been sold. Contracts were exchanged on Tuesday 15th December and completion is at the end of January. We believe the sale is for the pub and garden, but don't have any more definite information. There is lots of speculation but precious few facts, though I'm sure we will discover more over time.
The "Bromley Cross Consultation Document" I mentioned in my last post has been withdrawn because one of the landowners does not want to proceed on the group proposal and wishes to undertake their own course of action". See http://www.greatbromleycross.org.uk/node/16
So we're talking to the agents to try and get an outline agreement on our purchase for just the pub. More news when we have it.