Nottingham CAMRA branch campaigns
Anna Soubry MP continues to support the campaign
Anna Soubry reports "The planning inspector is considering the future of The New White Bull in Giltbrook. The owners have appealed the decision of Broxtowe Borough Council to refuse planning permission to convert the pub into a shop. The Inspector's decision is expected soon after a hearing last week. I am very much opposed to the change in use preferring the New White Bull to be sold to the nearby Blue Monkey Brewery to re-open as one of their great Organ Grinder pubs."
GREENE KING SELL NEW WHITE BULL TO DEVELOPER
We now learn that the Co-Op has not bought the pub, as was originally advised, which is very good news. We understand a developer is the new owner. The Save The New White Bull campaigners have spoken to the neighbouring Blue Monkey Brewery who say they are still interested in buying the pub which frankly would secure its future and please us all.
We mounted a campaign and registered the pub as an Asset of Community Value, but despite everyone's efforts to save it, Greene King refused to sell it to the local Blue Monkey brewery and opted to have it transformed into either a convenience store or housing instead.
Accordingly, I have written to Greene King asking them why they have turned down Blue Monkey’s offer and asking them to reconsider.
Greene King did the right thing with the Forrester’s Arms in Newthorpe. A sale to Blue Monkey would secure the future of the New White Bull, allow a great local business to expand and enhance Greene King’s reputation.
Nottingham CAMRA has been successful in registering The New White Bull in Giltbrook is an Asset of Community Value with support from local Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry. The pub serves the local community very well. Sadly Greene King have put it up for sale recently. The local community have gathered funds to buy it and made an offer to Greene King of more than the asking price. At present Greene King are favouring an offer from a developer who does not run pubs instead of the community offer. The fear is that this community pub will be lost for ever and even demolished if developers are successful in their bid. Many of you will remember that Greene King closed the Hardy & Hansons Brewery just down the road from this pub after they bought it, so this is a further blow to the local community and jobs.