The Windmill pub in Charlton was a vibrant village pub. The pub was sold to a developer, along with its car park, and closed in 2015. The pub and car park are now neglected and at risk of redevelopment. We need residents of Hitchin and beyond to work together to save the pub and car park.
Local residents and supporters have formed a community benefit society, with the aim of buying the pub and car park for the community. We are raising funds with a share offer, and asking supporters to pledge to buy shares.
As a community hub, The Windmill would be more than a pub – offering good coffee, local beer and food, with free wifi and a community space to gather. Under the canopy of the willows, the river would sparkle once again, a relaxing place for people, a favourite for dogs and ducks, and a haven for wildlife.