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Bid to buy Thornhill Park pub launched by residents

Regulars at a Southampton pub have launched a bid to buy it.

A group of 21 local residents have joined forces amid fears the The Bittern in Thornhill Park Road could be turned into a fast food restaurant or convenience store.

They are asking Southampton City Council to use new legislation to classify the pub as a community asset under the Localism Act.

If approved, the pub would have to be sold on the open market.

Punch Taverns which owns The Bittern has said the pub - which has been at the heart of the local community since the 1930s - is up for sale and it is speaking to interested parties.

  • 21 Apr 2013