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This item was submitted by Eileen Brown
Toy appeal for the Fete
Hi everybody! Once again I am organising the children’s tombola at the Hankelow Fete on June 30th.
As we are raising money for 2 charities at the Fete I would appreciate any donations of NEW toys that would be suitable for children under the age of 10 which could be included in the prizes for the tombola.
If you can oblige please deliver any items to either Val Morrey or to myself at The Willows, Hall Lane (by the duck pond).
P.S. As this is a very popular stall it would be greatfully appreciated if anybody could spare an hour or so to help out on the day.
This item was submitted by the White Lion team.
The White Lion Community Pub.
As from 14th September 2018 the White Lion site has become the property of “The White Lion Community Pub Hankelow Limited”. This Company has been formed by the generous donations of 35 investors drawn mainly from the village and local area.
Inspired by a thriving community spirit and a desire to recreate a venue specially designed to cater for village life and events, the collective are confident that in the near future the pub will once again become the heart of the community, bringing local people together for many more years to come. The intention is to repair, refurbish and reopen the White Lion as a Community Pub which will not only operate as a traditional village pub but also serve as a centre for other community services, activities and groups.
We believe our plans for the pub have several benefits for the community of Hankelow which align with Cheshire East planning policies:-
- As a community pub, the White Lion will help to promote social inclusion. Hankelow has an aging population and without a social centre, it would be easy for older residents to become isolated and lonely. Being able to drop into the pub and have a chat will help prevent this.
- It will provide employment opportunities. Several jobs will be created in the pub itself and the inclusion of three bed-and-breakfast rooms will provide further job opportunities.
- It will help promote tourism which will support the rural economy of Cheshire East.
- It provides the village with a focal point and a distinct identity, which will prevent Hankelow becoming just a group of houses between Audlem and Nantwich.
The application for the redevelopment is now with Cheshire East and can be viewed on the Cheshire East planning website under application number 19/2029N.
If you are in agreement with the development of the White Lion as a Community Pub, please write to the planning department to support the application.
The application can be seen here. The closing date for comments is May 22nd.