Update Spring 2023

As you will be aware over the last few months we have been working ever more closely with Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC) who have indicated their support for the acquisition of the Golden Lion via a CPO if no private sale can be agreed.

The Community Hub and Council jointly procured a professional valuation which has now been supplied to the owner with a further communication from CWaC encouraging them to engage with the community. The Community Hub are in the process of procuring a detailed and up to date estimate of the reinstatement costs of the building in its current state following the deliberate action of the current owner to allow it to fall in to disrepair.

We continue to reach out to the owner in order to engage in meaningful negotiations to secure the purchase of the pub through a privately agreed sale at a realistic and mutually agreed price. We remain fully committed and prepared to acquire the property for the long-term benefit of our community by either route. We will of course keep you informed of any further progress as it happens.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and should you have any questions or comments please contact us via the details below.

Hugo Deynem
Chair. The Ashton Hayes Community Hub Committee