Great Wolford Parish Council voted to apply for an asset of community value listing on the Fox and Hounds in Spring 2016. Stratford District Council granted the ACV listing in September of 2016. Allely and Harding, owners of the pub who have expressed their intentions to apply for a change of use so that they can develop the pub, objected to the listing. I’m pleased to report that their appeal was dismissed and that the original listing stands on the grounds that “(The) original decision is sound and based on the clauses of the Act”.

Let’s hope that this is the first of many successes for our community in opposing this cynical attempt to deprive the village of its highly valued pub in pursuit of a quick profit.