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Royal Oak

Times Echo and Life / Royal Oak

December 23, 2021

Vision unveiled for former pub

A community group looking into purchasing the vacant Royal Oak on Cheadle High Street has unveiled their adopted vision for the building. Friends of the Royal Oak has outlined their ideas on how to fund the purchase of the former public house.

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August 5, 2021

Creative murals on derelict pub

Locally themed murals have been placed on a currently derelict building in a Moorlands town. Cheadle Arts Festival organisers were approached by town and district councillor Gary Bentley to see if the local artist community could do something with the boards covering the front of the Royal Oak in Cheadle.

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April 29, 2021

Cash boost to help save former pub building

A community group which is aiming to save a historic building has received a cash boost. The Friends of the Royal Oak have announced that the Architectural Heritage Fund has awarded them a match funded grant of £14,000 in order to complete a Project Viability Study, related to the Royal Oak building on Cheadle’s High Street.

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March 18, 2021

“There’s a real passion to save the pub from development”

A questionnaire surrounding the possible future of a former pub in a Moorlands town has gone live online. The Friends of the Royal Oak have set up the consultation initiative to gage what the people of Cheadle would like to see happen to the High Street venue.

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April 9, 2020

Town centre building recommended for community asset approval

AN HISTORIC building on a high street in a Moorlands town has been recommended to be approved as being registered as a community asset. The Friends of the Royal Oak recently lodged a community asset bid to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) for the Royal Oak Hotel located on Cheadle High Street, with the aim of making the venue somewhere that can be used by the public. In October 2019, David Gough Investments submitted proposals to build 12 one-bedroom flats and one two-bedroom flat at the former hospitality venue.

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September 12, 2019

MP backs Royal Oak proposal principle

A MEMBER of Parliament has said he backs the idea of making a high street building in the Moorlands into a community asset, subject to consultation. Last week the Times and Echo reported that community group “Friends of the Royal Oak” were poised to place a bid for former pub The Royal Oak, which is situated on High Street in Cheadle. The venue, which dates back to the 18th Century, has been vacant for a number of years but the group envisages to turn it into a community focal point, should their bid be accepted – something MP Bill Cash has backed in principle.

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September 5, 2019

New community group to bid for former pub

A NEWLY-FORMED group in the Moorlands is poised to place a bid for a pub which dates back to 1783 with a view of making the building a community asset. The Royal Oak, located at 69 High Street in Cheadle, has been vacant for several years and community group “Friends of the Royal Oak” are now set to lodge a bid to buy the building and use it as a focal point for the people of the town. The organisation had a previous offer rejected but are set to submit a further one in the near future.

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