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Save the Star pub, N19

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We, the undersigned, strongly believe in the benefit to the community of the Star Pub, at 47 Chester Road, and the vital role it plays in ensuring a thriving and vibrant neighbourhood hub. 

We value the role the Star has played and can continue to play as a venue that brings people together across backgrounds, age and social class. It adds to and complements the other facilities in the area: the Chester/Balmore shops, the library, the community centre, Brookfield School, and Konstam Nursery. The long term closure of the pub including its upstairs function room would be a huge loss to the area.

We support it's registration as an asset of community value, in order save it from possible closure for redevelopment for another use and loss of its community function.

The Facts: 
The Star pub at 47 Chester Rd is part of the earlier development of the Chester Rd/Croftdown Rd/St Alban’s Rd Homes for Heroes development. It began it’s life as “The Holly Lodge” established in 1883, and subsequently, became the Totnes Castle. It also had a pivotal place in the later 1970s concept of Highgate Newtown with its neighbourhood centre on Chester Rd. 

It's at the meeting point between different parts of the Ward, from Swains Lane to Highgate Newtown. By being on Chester Road, in a highly visible location, and near various other facilities, it is inviting and accessible to all.
 
It is in a relatively high-density part of the ward where community space is really important. Until it’s recent closure, it played a vital role in furthering the social well-being of the area by hosting community events and activities as well as being a meeting space in the area for residents. 

This petition has been set up by the Dartmouth Park Neighbourhood Forum.  The listing of the Dartmouth Arms as an ACV by the Dartmouth Park Neighbourhood Forum was a crucial factor in it being saved for the community from  closure for redevelopment. Residents in the area are encouraged to sign the petition and show their support.



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