VICTORY! Andrew Pope Protects the Fleur de Lys Pub at Pilley - and Celebrates With Locals!
Our campaign with local residents to get the Fleur de Lys pub officially recognised as a community pub, at the heart of the area, has been successful.
This means that the local community will have a right to bid to own and run the pub, if it is put up for sale. It also gives the pub protection in planning law. Andrew Pope said:
"We already knew that this pub has been a key part of the Pilley and Boldre community for many years, with customers coming from near and far."
"New Forest District Council has now officially recognised this, following the petition that we asked local people and people across Hampshire to sign."
Fellow campaigner Denise Wyatt said:
"This pub can now stay at the heart of the local community for many years to come, and we will be organising a celebration at the pub soon."
"We would like to thank everyone who supported our campaign, including pub campaigner Toby Perkins MP (pictured above) and most importantly all local residents in Pilley and Boldre. It is their pub, after all."