Save the Cabinet Action Group
The present owner of the beautiful Cabinet pub in Reed, Hertfordshire, has turned it into a house without first applying for the correct permissions. He has subsequently applied for retrospective change of use and listed building consent for alternations to a grade II listed building. This was clearly an outrageous situation. The Save The Cabinet Action Group was set up to lead the campaign not only to ensure that the permissions are refused but also to have the building restored as it was so it can reopen as a pub. On 20 July 2017, councillors on the North Herts District Council Planning Control Committee took the decision to refuse planning permission for change of use. The developer has lodged an appeal against this decision. So the campaign has some way to run yet. Reed needs a pub. A pub is not just a place to go drinking - it is also the centre of social life of a small village like ours, a place of employment, somewhere for people to interact with their neighbours, a place for village societies to meet - in short, part of the very fabric of village life. Read more about the campaign and the history of our lovely old pub on our website, or visit us on Facebook and Twitter.