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Weʼre raising £4,000 to Save the Cabinet at Reed

Reed, Hertfordshire

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The Save the Cabinet Fighting Fund has been created to help save the beautiful 400-year old Cabinet pub, the last pub in Reed, Hertfordshire, from being turned permanently into a house.

Planning permission for change of use was refused last year by North Hertfordshire Councillors. The developer who owns the pub appealed. On 11 December we learned that the appeal had been dismissed - a very welcome result and a massive step on the way to restoring The Cabinet to its proper place as a pub at the heart of this community.

We have been raising money to help with the costs of resisting what was a complex appeal. We have paid all our bills - but had to borrow money to do so. We now need funds to clear our debts and to continue the fight to reclaim our lovely old pub.

You can read more about our fundraising and how we have spent the money here:

Learn more about the campaign to save the unique and lovely old pub at our website:

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  • Edwin Kilby23 days ago
    Edwin Kilby

    Edwin Kilby

    23 days ago

    Huge thanks to everyone who has contributed to the Save the Cabinet Fighting Fund via our JustGiving page. The planning appeal by the current owner of the pub was heard at the beginning of November - it took the form of a 3-day Public Inquiry - and our fundraising was mainly aimed at covering our costs. A decision is expected before Christmas. We have published a summary of our accounts here: - we have a shortfall of over £2000 so we still need to raise money, but our target is reduced.

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    8 months ago
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Page last updated on: 12/12/2018 8:31 AM



  • Ruth Shey

    Ruth Shey

    Dec 12, 2018

    Well done to everyone involved in trying to restore this lovely pub back to the public. Thanks


  • Tim George

    Tim George

    Dec 11, 2018

    Excellent news about the appeal, keep up the good work !


  • David and Ellie P

    David and Ellie P

    Nov 20, 2018

    We hope your campaign has a successful outcome. Good luck!


  • Chris B

    Chris B

    Nov 10, 2018

    Going without my pints tonight so you can protect yours. Good luck.


  • Steve Barber

    Steve Barber

    Nov 6, 2018

    As a founder member of North Herts Branch of CAMRA, I want to help save the Cabinet which I remember as a wonderful pub under Humphrey and Joan Cook. I now live in Cornwall. Good luck.


  • Keith Dixon

    Keith Dixon

    Oct 29, 2018

    Discovered the Cabinet back in the 1970s. Lovely pub then.Good luck. It'd be great to have it back.


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    Oct 22, 2018


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