Tendring District Council

10/16/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/16/2018 02:38

Historic Harwich pub listed as Asset of Community Value

A historic pub in Harwich is to be added to the register of Assets of Community Value.

The Globe Inn, in Castlegate Street, is Grade II-listed and dates back to 1753 - making it possibly the oldest still-trading pub in the town.

The Tendring branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) nominated the pub to be listed by Tendring District Council (TDC) as an Asset of Community Value (ACV).

ACVs have a mandatory moratorium on being sold by their owners, of up to six months, to allow community groups time to build up a bid to buy the properties. However, there is no right of any community group to automatically buy them, or have 'first refusal'.

To qualify a building must 'further the social wellbeing or the social interests of the community'; or have done in the past and have the potential to in the future.

In its application CAMRA said the pub met the criteria not only through being a pub with pool, dart and crib teams, but by holding regular fundraisers and being part of wider events such as the Ale Trail, Sea Shanty Festival and Sea Festival.

Tendring CAMRA also indicated it would look to bid to buy the pub if it came onto the market through a community interest group.

TDC's Cabinet agreed to add The Globe Inn to the register of Assets of Community Value at its meeting on Friday (October 12).