The Half Moon pub on Half Moon Lane in Herne Hill should:
- Be reopened as a pub;
- Remain as a venue for music and live entertainment under future owners.
I checked on Southwark Council website and the Half Moon Pub in Herne Hill is not currently listed as an Asset of Community Value. In order to have it
classified as such, the application is required to come from an organisation. This would be ideal for Herne Hill Forum to help facilitate - http://www.southwark.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/7942/asset_of_communit...
Please read this Guardian article - http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/oct/13/the-death-and-life-of-a-great-british-pub
which strongly suggests that designating a pub as an Asset of Community Value prevents developers from destroying the actual pub, even if their
planning application says that they will retain a bar.
We all want the Half Moon Pub restored as a fulcrum of our community in Herne Hill and a venue for music and entertainment. Please support this campaign and help the Herne Hill Forum to lobby Southwark Council to have the pub listed as an Asset of Community Value, in order to protect its status as a pub and live music venue under future owners.
The Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012 came into force on 21 September 2012. Their purpose is to give community groups a right to nominate property that is believed to further the social interests or social wellbeing of the local community,and gives them time to make a bid to buy the property on the open market if the property owner decides to sell. Only eligible community groups, local parish councils or local neighbourhood planning forums and charities can nominate properties.