You may have noticed that work to tidy up and make secure the site of the Grade 11 listed George Pub has begun. The George Community Pub (Wickham Market) Ltd and its 321 members are now the official owners and are actively seeking a conclusion to the long awaited work to restore the building.
The group have already applied for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and should know the result of their application sometime later in October.
All being well the start of the development will be November 2018. The planning phase will take approximately 12 months with the second phase of restoration and construction estimated for completion in 2021.
The site has been a blot on the Wickham Market landscape for over 5 years and the group’s aim is to return this important building back to its former use as a community pub whilst saving an important heritage asset for the benefit of the village.
If you would like to become a shareholder and member of this exciting project please look at our website for details of how to apply: www.wmgeorge.co.uk