Welcome to The George Community Pub
The George Community Pub Planning Application Update
The George Community Pub planning application (DC/21/1942/FUL and DC/21/1943/LBC) was submitted to East Suffolk Council on 21st April with comments on the application invited by 2nd June. We are currently awaiting the outcome of the Council’s planning decision.
Many thanks to everyone who submitted comments in support of the application.
You can view all the comments and reports received together with latest amended plans/documents on the East Suffolk Council website.
Report on The George project presented at the Annual Parish Meeting
The George Management Committee were pleased to be invited to submit a report for the Wickham Market Annual Parish meeting which was held on 12th April. The report summarises the objectives of the project and what we hope to achieve. It also gives an update on where we are we on our journey to restore The George. Click here to view a copy of the report.
Suffolk County Councillor shows his support for the George
There has been much support for the George Community Pub in Wickham Market but none more so than from Alexander Nicoll our County Council representative. Alexander has supported many community projects in Suffolk and for ‘Saving the George’ he has always been willing to stand up and promote our message through the media and other contacts.
Once again Alexander and Suffolk County Council have shown tremendous support by awarding a localities grant to The George of £2680 to help fund our latest ‘pledge to invest’ publicity campaign. Pledges are needed to show other grant providers such as the National Lottery Heritage Fund that a wide section of the community is behind this project. Have you ‘pledged to invest’ yet? Do it now by clicking the big button above.
Many thanks to Councillor Alexander Nicoll for helping us along the way.
The results of our e-survey of last year
In April 2020 we decided to carry out a survey of what people wanted in terms of food offerings, beer choices, how often people eat out, what activities they wanted to see in the pub, whether they wanted a micro brewery, etc. Because of Covid 19 restrictions we were limited to doing the survey on line and via email to only our shareholders and friends. We had a very good response to the survey which has provided valuable data which will aid in future decision making. The survey report can be found here.
For completing the survey, we promised a free meal for two when the pub opens. The winners were chosen at random which are: Daniel Hussey, Kate Thurlow, Michael Verdon Miller, Ruth Ascroft and Bryan Hall. Congratulations to them all.
Our thanks to everyone who took part.
Christmas Card Questionnaire – How would you like to see your pub?
The results of the Christmas Card questionnaire are in, including colour preferences for the building and options for the front garden, cycles and wood fired pizza oven. Alongside these questions there were many other comments all of which are summarised in this report.
Thanks to everyone who took part.
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