Bromley Branch News

Keeing you updated with the latest Bromley CAMRA Branch news.

The Porcupine Mottingham London SE9 Porcupine Development Group

The Porcupine Development Group is a community group based in Mottingham London SE9. Our remit is to get our local pub, the Porcupine re-opened. The pub was purchased by Lidl in early 2014 and was promptly closed. We have campaigned to stop Lidl demolishing the Porcupine, and replacing it with a Lidl supermarket. Our campaigning has been successful (the site was registered as an asset of Community Value) and Lidl have had their application (and appeal) for planning permission turned aside. They have now decided to sell the site and have lodged an Owners Intention to Sell with Bromley Council. This triggers the interim moratorium period (to 8 August 2016) where we register our intention to be treated as a potential bidder.

We now have to start moving to work up our proposal to bid for the Porcupine site.

As a community based group we are serious in our intentions, but we do need more help to get our plans to fruition. We need more members. If you have skills in raising finance (from all angles!), the pub business, legal matters, business planning, social networking and blogging, or just want to join us – you will be so very welcome. E Mail ted-rowlands@hotmail.co.uk, or call 07940 912985