Last-minute attempt to save Haggerston pub for the people: demolition plan clashes with Hackney AVC

Acorn1016: Acorn pub Queensbridge and Whiston rds 281016 © DavidAltheer [at]
Acorn1016: Acorn pub Queensbridge and Whiston rds 281016 © DavidAltheer [at]
The pub may not be a design classic, but this art nouveau-style sign is pleasing

* UPDATE 191216: Loving Dalston’s alerting campaigners to the potential loss of a small pub has paid off: Hackney council has made the Acorn an asset of community value, as stated in the letter below, which makes it easier to save the pub. Since then several small pub companies have told this site they might be interested in the pub


Bad news: well, for the developer
Bad news: well, for the developer

THE ACORN in Haggerston has had a last-minute reprieve from the owner’s threat of demolition.

After Loving Dalston revealed the threat to the little-noticed haven of working-class culture, Camra, the campaign group that has helped to save many pubs, applied late last month October 2016 to have Hackney council declare the Acorn an asset of community value (ACV).

The council’s ACV committee will consider the nomination for the 149 Queensbridge Road pub and issue a decision by Friday 23 December 2016.

Site owner Macneil UB40 sought Hackney’s permission to demolish the building on Monday 14 November 2016.

Loving Dalston has again given Macneil a chance to comment but neither it nor its agent responded.

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* Backstory: Property investor silent on Acorn plans; Precious but little-known pub; A soda kinda Hackney night out; Pint and a Dalston horseburger, please

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