Refused by Camden Council
Camden Council have refused permission to convert the Old White Bear to a six-bedroom house! The details of the refusal have yet to be published online but we understand that it was based on the Old White Bear's irreplaceable importance to the local community - clearly demonstrated by the wealth of comments and letters from everyone explaining how the pub's loss would have such an enormous impact on their lives.
We would sincerely like to THANK YOU ALL for signing our online petition (2,100 people!), our paper petition (1,730 people!) and sending in over 200 letters of objection. As far as we are aware, not one letter of support was submitted.
We'd also like to thank ...
• Our local Councillor Chris Knight who has tirelessly liaised with Camden and accompanied us throughout our campaign. Councillors Linda Chung and Simon Marcus have also been invaluable with ongoing support and advice.
• Camden for spending the time to investigate the facts involved in this application.
• And last but by no means least, the amazing staff at The Old White Bear for EVERYTHING!