by Amanda Taylor on 12 November, 2010
Debate centred on whether the pub really does meet day-to-day needs and whether it is a community facility. We stressed the fact it is the only pub in the Queen Edith’s area, with the nearest alternatives being in Rock Road (both about a mile away) and that the road the pub is on, Wulfstan Way, has a very high number of elderly people who would find a mile-long walk difficult.
There were about 40 people at the meeting, and two people who spoke against the application, Ms Caroline Gohler on behalf of Cambridge Past Present and Future and Mr Philip Barnes on behalf of the pub landlord, his family and customers. A Mr Smith spoke as agent for Punch Taverns, the owners of the pub.