Friday 6 December 2013

Threatened Queensbury pub wins Community Asset status

Brent Council has issued the following statement. Well done to the Queensbury Campaigners and all, including some councillors, who supported them and the Council for listing it:

We are pleased to announce that the Queensbury Pub has been added to our list of assets of comuunity value.

Leader of Brent Council, Cllr Muhammed Butt, said:
I am very pleased that the Queensbury Pub has been listed as an asset of community value.

As well as providing a home away from home for Brent residents to meet their neighbours and gather as a community, pubs such as the Queensbury generate jobs for local people and inject hundreds of thousands of pounds into our economy every year.
Community assets are locally nominated public or privately owned buildings that have furthered the social wellbeing or social interests of the community and can continue to do so.
Assets stay on our list for a period of five years.


Anonymous said...

At long last!! It is a shame that the campaigners had to fight the council so hard to get a listing. It is a shame that council planners went ahead to consult on demolishing the pub without waiting for this decision. And it is also a shame that Brent council offers pubs no protection in its planning policies, unlike many other boroughs. This is great news and recognition of the pub's value in the community but Councillors and the Council really need to pull their finger out and stand up for their communities!!

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