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West Wight Pub Can Now Be Listed As 'Asset Of Community Value'

The Sun Inn in Hulverstone can now be listed as an ‘Asset of Community Value’ thanks to a campaign to secure the building's future.

The move will secure the building’s future as a rural pub or community asset, making it more difficult for the 600-year-old pub to be converted to a private house.

Island MP Bob Seely, who spearheaded the campaign, said:

“Thank you to the hundreds of people who signed the petition for The Sun Inn at Hulverstone to be listed as an Asset of Community Value.
 
“Thank you to everyone who has supported the campaign, including Brighstone Parish Council who made the formal nomination and Brighstone Village Stores for having the petition on their front counter.
 
“The petition and application have now been accepted and agreed."

Mr Seely launched a petition in January which gained just shy of 350 signatures before it was sent to the council along with a formal application requesting the pub be listed as an Asset of Community Value.

A panel met at the Isle of Wight Council on Monday 25 March and agreed the application.

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