Plaxtol’s renowned pub, The Papermakers Arms is under threat as the Brewery, Enterprise Inns, has decided to put in up for sale.
The Parish Council has obtained a listing for it as an Asset of Community Value, which creates a moratorium on its sale until March 25th 2016, giving the Parish a chance to organise a Community bid. Thus far, interest has been very encouraging and there is confidence that such a bid could succeed in securing the long-term future of the Pub.
The funds needed for the bid are to be raised by the selling of shares to local people which, in time, should produce a return on investment.
Presently, leaflets are being distributed by volunteers to all dwellings in the Parish explaining that full details will be forthcoming at a public meeting in the Memorial Hall, Plaxtol, at 7.45pm on Wednesday 30th 2016.
In the meantime any queries can be addressed through the Parish Office on 01732 810600.