Villagers fight to save local pub in Cambridgeshire

Villagers fighting to stop houses being built on the site of a former pub in Cambridgeshire have collected almost 200 signatures against the plans.

People living in Shepreth decided to fight for The Plough, which shut in January, at a royal wedding street party on Friday.

Richard Handford, campaign organiser, said they would present the petition to South Cambridgeshire District Council.

They have formed the Save The Plough Action Group.

Villagers believe developers want to persuade planners to grant permission for houses to be built on the site.

Mr Handford said: "The amount of interest in the royal wedding street party showed that community spirit is alive and kicking in Shepreth and made us realise that we had to fight to save The Plough.

"We've already got the best part of 200 signatures on the petition and we're going to do everything we can to revive our pub."

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