AHOY THERE! ‘SAVE THE SHIP’ CAMPAIGN HOLDING FUNDRAISING EVENTS
The ‘Save the Ship Campaign’ are a group of local people who are fighting to reopen the historic Ship Pub in South Norwood High Street. Their aim is to re-open it as a community pub. All profits will be re-invested into local community projects.
To raise awareness and fund the costs associated with purchasing or leasing the pub, “Save The Ship” will be holding a series of ‘pop up’ pub nights in and around South Norwood. The first will a BBQ on Saturday 4th June at 7pm at Holy Innocents Church hall. To guarantee food, please purchase ticket in advance by visiting http://www.savetheship.co.uk/fundraising
By purchasing a ticket in advance, you’ll be guaranteed the choice of high quality food including organic burgers, jerk chicken, and veggie kebabs and salads. You’ll be able to buy cask beer from Late Knights and Gipsy Hill breweries and great wines from the well-respected Brockley based Lawrence Wine Merchants. Premium cider and lager will be available by the bottle as will soft drinks. There will be a pub quiz, music and entertainment.
Tickets are priced at £10 (plus Eventbrite booking charge if booking online). Additional alcoholic drinks will be priced at £3,50. Tickets are available most evenings this week from the Save the Ship crew who will be at Norwood Junction station Clockhouse entrance and online by visiting http://www.savetheship.co.uk/fundraising
Why re-open The Ship?
By funding community projects, and providing an attractive family orientated venue / community space with entertainment, food and drink, the plan is to encourage local people to spend more of their free time in South Norwood and as result attract other high quality local businesses into the area. The ultimate aim is to kick-start improvement of South Norwood, help local people, and to protect pubs, which are part of our nation’s heritage
Asset of Community Value
The pub is the first in the borough of Croydon to benefit from an Asset of Community Value listing, which gives it added protection and allows “Save The Ship” the right to make an offer to purchase, if and when the pub is sold.
Save The Ship is also fighting to Save Other Pubs in the area
The campaign is also supporting local residents in objecting to planning applications in connection with the Portmanor pub, and through its trading arm, Croydon Community Tavern, has nominated The Portmanor as an Asset of Community Value. (Source: Save The Ship campaign)