Bring Back The Rainbow Trout

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Katy Weitz
Katy Weitz signed this petition

The Rainbow Trout used to be a thriving hub of community activity. 

However, for the past 16 months it has been closed with a view, we have been told, for reinvestment and a reopening, subject to planning approval of eight houses the current owners, Bedford Parks, wish to build on the pub garden.

But not a thing has happened in that time. The planning application was withdrawn and then resubmitted.

The pub has remained closed and no approval for planning has been given.

In the meantime, our village has lost a vital community asset, as well as a source of local revenue and jobs. And the continuing refusal of the developers to invest in the pub proves there is no real interest in their part in making this vital local resource a success.

We, the residents of Broad Oak Brede, demand an immediate answer from the council on this planning application and, if the answer is a refusal, for the pub to be put back on the market by the developers so it can be bought by someone with a real interest in investing in our community and keeping our local village alive.