Many of my constituents will be familiar with The Greys pub on Southover Street in Hanover.
For those who aren’t, it’s a much-loved local pub that has recently been made available for sale. As well as being a social hub in the heart of Hanover, the Greys has a proud history of staging live music, welcoming new local acts and also opening its doors to musician and artists from all over the world. Many are attracted by its intimacy and warm welcomes.
The Greys has been listed by the council as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) which means that now that the pub is up for sale, the local community have an option to buy it. The amazing community group behind the ‘Save The Greys’ campaign have already worked tirelessly to get to this point and now they are asking for help.
This week they are launching their bid to buy it. This begins with the launch of their Crowdfunder this weekend at the pub itself, where locals will be able to buy shares in the new community pub in return for donations. You can find out more here.
Their vision is to reopen The Greys as a social enterprise owned and run by the community of Hanover and the wider public of Brighton and beyond.
As well as a brilliant community pub, the campaign want The Greys to become a daytime space for community groups and voluntary organisations, aiming to be a home for creativity, learning, support and wellbeing initiatives run by, and for, residents.
It’s community groups like ‘Save the Greys’ and their vision for a better, fairer future from whom I often draw so much inspiration, and I’m delighted to support the campaign.
More information can be found on the ‘Save the Greys’ webpage.