NEWS AND EVENTS
Public Consultation in connection with Proposed Community Affordable Housing
A Public Consultation into the Change of Use of the Old Beer Social Club with employment to Community Affordable Housing was carried out between 9 September 2019 to 27 September 2019. This included a Public Open Day in Mariners' Hall on 21 September 2019.
The results of this consultation are available on the "Consultation" page of this web site. As a result of this consultation a request for full planning permission was submitted on 21 October 2019. A clearance company has also been used and nearly all of the contents and furniture have been removed from the Social Club site. Once planning permission has been given, demolition work will start.
New site opened up and clear-out planned
The Social Club site has now been opened up at the southern end to include the garden land that has been purchased by the CLT. New fences have been installed, and the plot is already looking much bigger than it did before.
There will be a final clear-out of everything from inside the old Social Club in late June. This will be open to all comers to take what they want, and hopefully also to leave a relevant donation to the CLT.
The internal work on asbestos removal from the old clubhouse will begin in July, and no access to the premises will be allowed once this has started.
Social Club site - demolition work delayed
It had been hoped that demolition work could start on the Social Club site early in 2019. However, due to the discovery of nesting bats on the site, demolition work has been put on hold. Bats would normally emerge from hibernation in late spring/early summer, so now the first stage of a Bat Emergence Survey has beens completed with a second stage to follow in June 2019. Further action is dependent on the results of this survey.
Beer CLT Investment Fund
Beer CLT is working towards launching an Investment Fund that will allow investors to contribute towards the provision of affordable homes for people in and connected to the local community while at the same time providing a return on investment for those investors.
To be announced
The 2019 AGM was held on Thursday 1 August, at 7pm in the Balcony Room, Mariners' Hall.