Residents have raised a glass to their local pub – after they saved it from being turned into houses.
Residents in the village of Spinkhill, over the border from Sheffield near Killamarsh, campaigned when a developer proposed to convert The Angel Hotel site on College Road.
They had the site listed as an ‘Asset of Community Value’ - and the North East Derbyshire District Council’s planning committee refused the developer’s application as a result.
Campaigner Andrew Truby, aged 33, said: “What an incredible journey we have been on so far in our village campaign. The sense of community spirit has been revived as the village has come together to protect this community asset.”
The campaigners are now hoping a private buyer will come along and take over the pub, which has been closed for just under a year. They also have six months to look into the possibility of buying the pub from Punch Taverns themselves as a social enterprise.
Andrew said: “This has always been about saving The Angel rather than buying it, and we are still hoping someone will come along and buy the place, fill it with their love, and open the doors once more.”
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