Northamptonshire villagers given month to bid for ‘community asset’ pub

Villagers wanting to put in a bid to potentially buy their historic and much-loved local will have until early next month to save the community ‘asset’.

In January 2020, Sudborough Parish Council successfully nominated the Grade II-listed Vane Arms as a ‘listed asset of community value’.

The status was sought after fears that the pub may be sold off and lost as a social and meeting place, residents wanted to protect the ancient hostelry.

Sudborough The Vane Arms public house

But now its owners – Everards Brewery Limited – have given notice to North Northants Council of their intention ‘to