SAVING OUR LOCALS I have liaised with the legal team at New Forest District Cou…

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SAVING OUR LOCALS

I have liaised with the legal team at New Forest District Council to support registering a local public house, The King Rufus at Eling as an "Asset of Community Value".

Pubs are disappearing at an alarming rate up and and down the country. Over the years, a few have been lost in Totton, including The White Swan, The Red Lion and the Village Bells (which was located directly opposite the King Rufus).

Pubs are an essential part of what helps bind communities. It would be a tragedy if the King Rufus closed and was allowed to become another residential property.

Re-registering the King Rufus as a community asset is supported by Eling residents. It doesn't guarantee that the pub won't close or that there will be a change of use in the future. However, it does accord it some protection for the next five period.

I would encourage everyone to make use of our local pubs, whether you drink alcohol, or not. It really is a case of "Use them or lose them".

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