At our public meeting on the 4th August we mentioned rumors that the lease for the Black Horse was about to be sold, but we had no substantive evidence this was the case. Yesterday we were made aware of a removals van outside the pub and today we have a sign saying lease sold – so the rumors appear to have been true!
We have not yet made contact with the new tenants but are looking forward to meeting them and hearing their plans for the pub. We hope our efforts so far will help guide them in what services they provide and we will be on hand to help and advise as needed.
So what next? For now we are carrying on as normal, but will review the situation as we get more information. We will of course keep everyone updated via our blog, social media and newsletter at this exciting time.
A big thank you once again to everyone who has come with us on this journey so far – having raised £200,000 in pledges to date we’ve proved beyond doubt (to South Cambs District Council, as well as ourselves!) that we do not want to lose our pub. We have also really enjoyed getting together with so many of you over a pint or chatting at meetings or events.
**NOTE we will still be holding our pop-up pub on the 30th September 5-11pm in the Village Hall**
On the 30th we will also give a short update on what is happening and hopefully by this point we can start looking forward to getting together again for a pint at the Black Horse!
-The Black Horse Steering Group