Save the Antelope, Leyton!

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We, the local people have the power to save The Antelope.

Proudly stood on the corner of Church Road and Park Road with its distinct green tiles, the pub was first licensed in 1879 and has served the local community for over 140 years - providing  entertainment, nourishment and a social space for people to meet until its close in 2014.

The pub is currently under threat from developers who have ignored a council enforcement on them to restore the ground floor to usage as a pub. Instead they have converted it in to a dwelling and plan to fight the council, implying that no one cares!

THERE IS NO TIME TO DELAY - the meeting discussing this matter is taking place on November 17th 2020 and although the process may take time to complete we must show them how much the Antelope means to the local community.

The Antelope was granted status as an "Asset of Community Value" in 2015 during which time at least one offer to take on the pub was made. It was also mentioned recently in council literature as part of the local regeneration and a place to be protected. 

We urge the council to stand firm and protect this asset to the community and allow it be restored to a place for local gatherings and community events.

The pub is of great historical significance too, due to Marsh Lane opposite which leads down to the Leyton Marshes Lammas Lands; it was the meeting place for the ‘Wrecking Party' in 1892, a group that attended a 3,000-strong riot on the Marshes against encroachment on the common grazing land.

Please sign this petition to help us stop The Antelope pub being destroyed by property developers who want to turn it into even more flats and make themselves loads of money without considering the long-term impact on the local community. This could be a fantastic social space again for everyone in the community; families, a place to grab a coffee after the school run and catch up with friends, a place for musicians and artists, a place for local groups to meet. A place for us all. 

Save the Antelope.