We wrote to you recently, following the National Park committee meeting held on the 12th April at which the planning permission to change the use of part of the pub was overturned. We thought that was a red letter day in our campaign, however, we now have even better news to share with you.
We are pleased to announce that we have had our offer accepted to purchase the pub.
Today, 12th April, 2011, is a red letter day in our campaign to purchase and re-open the Foresters Arms for two good reasons;
Firstly, in the four weeks that we have been campaigning, through your generosity, we have received pledges to the sum of £157,500, which is a fantastic start. The management committee wish to thank everyone that has shown an interest and got behind our community project with so much generosity. We cannot thank you enough as this has proved that there is the will within our community to make this idea happen and it reinforces the management committee’s raison d’etre to carry on with the campaign.
The pub is many things not just great local food and drink, but also the heart of the village and Dale with other activities it serves—dominos, darts, walkers, campers, village activities, refreshing drinks before the fish ‘n ‘ chippy van arrives ( Thursdays 7pm!), meeting place, relaxing place, fun place, possible local shop ( as Hudswell’s ).Who knows we could re introduce many other games-- Aunt Sally/Bar billiards/ Devil among the tailors/Pitch penny/Ringing the bull/Shove ha'penny/Toad in the hole and the very popular Yard of ale!