Maldon's Rose and Crown pub listed as community asset

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Supporters of the Rose and Crown Supporters of the Rose and Crown

Campaigners won a bid to have their pub listed as a community asset - only to find a sale had been confirmed on the same day.

Punch Taverns put the Rose and Crown, in Maldon High Street, on the market last November, but licensees Tony Harding and Kelly Bermingham found out from the estate agent.

Customers formed the Rose and Crown Community Pub Action Group and successfully applied to Maldon District Council for it to be listed as a community asset, which would have given them a chance to bid to buy it.

But it emerged contracts were exchanged for the sale of the Rose and Crown on the same day as the council agreed to list it.

Punch said it will remain as a pub.

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8:17pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Jack222 says...

No pub is a 'community asset' and I speak as someone who happily drinks at home. The rose coloured glasses land when these mattered have gone. And Maldon has more than enough pubs in the High Street anyway!

We need to move on from the 1950s...
No pub is a 'community asset' and I speak as someone who happily drinks at home. The rose coloured glasses land when these mattered have gone. And Maldon has more than enough pubs in the High Street anyway! We need to move on from the 1950s... Jack222

5:37pm Sat 22 Feb 14

strawberry1 says...

Oh jack you are so negative all the time.
Oh jack you are so negative all the time. strawberry1

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