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Red Oak MD will talk to Preston residents about the Purefoy

Red Oak MD will talk to Preston residents about the Purefoy

After the planning application to construct two new three-bedroom houses attached to the Purefoy Arms, was turned down by Basingstoke councillors in October, local residents are now awaiting the next move by Red Oak Taverns and are hopeful that the company will discuss future steps with the community first as managing director, Mark Gunnell, has promised. Mark Grunnell, the managing director of Red…read more →

Threat to The Purefoy diminished – for now!

Threat to The Purefoy diminished – for now!

Reprieve for The Purefoy -  The immediate threat to the The Purefoy Arms, the 18th century public house and restaurant in Preston Candover, was removed on Wednesday, 10 October when Basingstoke and Deane borough councillors voted unanimously to refuse the planning application from Red Oak Taverns (ROT), which had applied for planning permission to convert part of the premises into separate…read more →

Vehicle speeds through Preston Candover

Vehicle speeds through Preston Candover

The problem of vehicles speeding through the villages of the Candover Valley is among the greatest concerns of local residents, and the parish councils have been looking at ways in which speeds can be reduced.  All attempts to introduce traffic calming measures have, so far, been frustrated by Hampshire Highways who seem to give greater importance to the fast, free…read more →

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