With car spots always heavily in demand and a constant stream of visitors using the public highway to access the many wonderful walks beyond the pub, last Sunday a group of local residents decided to hold a work party in an effort to tidy up the only remaining public space in Charlton for our many visitors.
With the once pretty and well cared for area between the pub and the carpark falling into disrepair and increasingly used to as a rubbish dump (some would say encouraged by the derelict building full of builders refuse and the shabby appearance of the lean to full of old cookers and other pub paraphernalia to the back), the group took on a number of tasks in order to revive the area and make it a much more pleasant environment for the many that pass through on a daily basis.
These tasks included:
Many thanks to all involved for their efforts in making the morning a success, and in particular to all the people that walked past and offered their encouragement to the group in their efforts to get the windmill turning again.
We thought you would be interested to read this story of a pub successfully brought back to life by villagers! It is a very similar situation to ours!
If you are interested in joining the campaign to reopen and restore the windmill, please get in touch via our contact page.
With the approach of yet another Summer without the presence of a local pub and the associated benefits to the local community, members of the Save the Windmill Group have decided to push harder than ever to restore The Windmill to its former glory.
The group which meets on a monthly basis has decided to explore the local and wider interest and support for a community bid to purchase the pub. This would be funded by multiples of £100 shares being purchased by locals and visitors, with the purpose of developing and re-opening The Windmill.
Currently the group are only requesting an expression of interest to purchase shares should they become available, not the payment for, or issue of shares now, demonstrating that The Windmill Pub remains wanted and viable.
In October 2015, the group commissioned a professional independent viability report, which supported The Windmill’s viability as a successful pub (see viability tab above to download the full report). This report will be fundamental in opposing any further Change of Use Application by the owner on the grounds of non-viability due to the recent and unsuccessful marketing of it, for lease only.
If you are interested, or would like to know more, please get in touch via our contact page.