Jolly Anglers Public House – potential bidding opportunity

Primary interest
Voluntary sector
Jolly Anglers Public House, Kennet Side, Reading, RG1 3EA

Reading Borough Council hereby gives notice that on 20 September 2018 it received a notification from the owner of an intention to dispose through a freehold sale of the Jolly Anglers Public House, listed by the Council on 17 February 2015 as an Asset of Community Value under the Localism Act 2011.

The Council invites any eligible community interest group to express an interest to be treated as a potential bidder for the asset by 1 November 2018.

An eligible community interest group must have one or more of the following structures:

  • A charity
  • A community interest company
  • A company limited by guarantee that is non profit distributing
  • An industrial and provident society that is non-profit distributing

The owner of the asset may not dispose of the asset during a 6 week period starting from the date the council received the notification from the owner of their intention to dispose of the asset (the interim moratorium period) and ending on 1 November 2018.

During the interim moratorium period any eligible community interest group may request in writing to be treated as a potential bidder for the asset. If the council receives such a request, this will trigger the full moratorium period and the council must inform the owner who may not then dispose of the asset during this 6 month period unless it is to a community interest group. If no community interest group requests to be treated as a potential bidder during the 6 week interim moratorium period, the owner may proceed to dispose of the asset.

Please send any request to be treated as a potential bidder to:

B Tindall, Valuation Advisor, Reading Borough Council, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2LU

valuation.section@reading.gov.uk

The council will, as soon as practicable, notify the owner of any request it receives. As stated above, the deadline for receipt of requests is 1 November 2018.