'Friends of The Hop Leaf'. Let's protect our local community pub.

'Friends of The Hop Leaf'. Let's protect our local community pub.

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Ged golden started this petition to Reading Borough Council

With local community pubs constantly having the 'axe' hanging over them and under even more threat with the ongoing pandemic, a 'Friends of The Hop Leaf' group has been set up with a view to obtaining 'Asset of Community Value' (ACV) status for the Hop Leaf. ACV status can provide a means for planners to refuse consent for redevelopment and also means that the pub cannot be sold for alternative uses without the knowledge of the local community.

The Hop Leaf is the only 'Real Ale' pub left in our area, a regular on the Reading ale trail attracting many people from other areas as well as the 'locals'

For many, our pub is in central to their lives. A place for general socialising, being part of one of the teams linked to the pub, or members of other groups who use the Hop Leaf as a meeting place. The Hop Leaf is the only pub left in the area that can be classed as a real local community pub. Never any trouble, friendly and a real mixture of young and old. A meeting place that is so important for people's mental and social wellbeing. Many other local pubs have closed over the years, so this makes protecting the Hop Leaf even more important to the community. 

Having a pub like the Hop Leaf is vital to the local area, adding to its atmosphere, community spirit and sense of belonging to something.  Lets not lose that!!

Please add your signature NOW to help get the Hop Leaf listed as an 'Asset of Community Value',  which it most certainly is!

We are also looking for testimonials in support of our application. If you can write a few lines, a page even, to explain the importance of what the Hop Leaf means to you and our local community, then we would love to hear from you!! Please send your testimonial to FriendsoftheHopLeaf@hotmail.com

Thankyou

                    

 

 

 

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