The Chesham needs your help to live on
The Chesham Arms in Hackney is currently facing the risk of being turned into flats after the pub was sold to developers.
Residents are keen to keep their cherished local open as a pub and have appealed for help from pub lovers to keep it as a public house by launching a petition.
Local residents have launched the petition to prevent the pub, built in 1866, having its usage changed. Earlier this week, we reported that a 2,000 signature-strong petition helped to save the Catford Bridge Tavern, by preventing it from being used as a supermarket under an Article Four Direction.
Campaigning group Save the Chesham are hoping to achieve the same success. At the time of writing, the pub has achieved over 300 signatures.
The local area has seen a significant number of pubs lose the fight to stay open in recent years, including The Duke of Wellington on Morning Lane which has succumbed to being a Pringle socks shop.
Local residents are keen not to let The Chesham Arms fall into the same fate, with many signatories adding their feelings to the petition:
"Too many lovely old pubs are disappearing in North East London and we are losing our heritage and community hubs as a consequence of inappropriate development."
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