The Ivy House Story – London’s First Co-operatively Owned Pub

28 Mar

The Ivy House, SE15 3BE

Tuesday 28 Mar 17 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Ivy House (formerly the Newlands Tavern) is London’s first co-operatively owned pub, the first pub in the UK to be listed as an Asset of Community Value, and the first building to be bought under the Community Right to Bid provisions of the Localism Act.

In April 2012 the pub was closed down and subsequently sold to a property developer who had drawn up plans to gut the interior and turn the entire building over to residential accommodation. A dedicated group of community volunteers prevented the destruction of the historic pub interior and raised a million pounds to buy the freehold before re-opening the Ivy House as a community venue.

Stuart Taylor, one of the founder Trustees will give an overview of how the campaign came together and led to the successful re-opening of the Ivy House.

7.00 – 7.10PM Welcome from Locality, brief update on the MyCommunity programme.
7.10 – 7.45PM Overview of the Ivy House Story & Q&A with Stuart Taylor, a founder trustee of the Ivy House
7.45 – 8.30PM Networking drinks

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The Ivy House

The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Rd, London, SE15 3BE

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