In our last update we reported that we had submitted our Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) documentation to Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC) for their consideration.

In summary this means that CWaC will consider purchasing the Golden Lion from the owner under the CPO Legislation. The Borough Council is continuing to review the application we have submitted. We understand and accept that the process is a complex one and that CWaC will need to give the request due diligence as it assesses our request. We remain positive and hopeful that our request will be approved in due course, possibly being decided at a Cabinet or a full Council meeting in May or June.

Thank you for your continued support of this community project, we know how important it is, to so many, to bring the Golden Lion back to public use once again and are fully committed to seeing the project through to a successful conclusion.

The Ashton Hayes Community Hub Committee