Pubs under threat
In December 2022 we were notified that the Wheatsheaf in, Stanwell, which has been closed for some time, is now subject of a planning application for demolition and replacement by houses and flats. This would be the loss to the local community of yet another Stanwell pub. Comments closed on 31st January, details are on Spelthorne Planning Application 22/01417/FUL. UPDATE: Decision date extended to 28/04/2023.
On 20th January we were notified by member Bob that the Compasses in Egham Hythe had closed. Landlord Adam Garrett who had been there for 16 years (one of his bar staff been there for 22yrs) handed back the keys to the Pubco. What will happen next?
On 2nd January 2023 local member Martin notified us that the Ash Tree in Ashford had closed. Their website link now takes you direct to Fullers page, with referral to other Fullers pubs. Their Facebook page says they are permanently closed. This will be a serious loss to the local community if pub not taken on by another company.
Action: One thing we can all do, is visit our local pubs.