STRAP Chairman’s Update – 24th June 2019

Chairman’s Update – 24th June 2019

Railway Arms Pub, Saffron Walden

Latest Info: Planning decision delayed

Dear All

Many thanks to everyone involved in our latest Pop up Pub at Fairycroft House, in many ways it was our most successful yet. Friday night’s race night was great fun and raised over £100 for the Greyhound Trust.

The Family Fun day on Saturday proved to be a great draw with the games and competitions attracting parents and kids from all over town to try their hand at something different. Dave F. achieved the high score in the bowling. Present yourself at the bar next time Dave for your three free drinks.

The Saffron Walden Alternative Games were hugely entertaining with the Egg Throwing, Four Square, Snail Racing and Egg Russian Roulette all proving very popular. Eriksen son son (no23) won the snail race whilst the Egg Russian Roulette champion is Luca Veronese. The Egg Throwing was won by cider hero Paul and friend who brought cricketing skills to bear on the matter. Moonshine Coyote and The Rusty Rockets continued to build their fan base and topped off the event in great style.

Everybody who volunteered their time and efforts deserves a huge vote of thanks and we salute those who helped us through all that beer, wine and food. The bar and food takings broke all records and contributed much needed funds to STRAP’s coffers. It was the PuP that keeps on giving and the winner of the Women’s World Cup Sweepstake will be contacted with their prize money after the final. We hope to be able announce the date of PuP10 at the same time.

In other news you will perhaps recall that we were expecting to see the owner’s planning application decided at the UDC Planning Committee meeting next Wednesday, 26th June. Enquiries suggest, however, that the case officer has raised some issues with the agent and, subject to their resolution, is now expecting the case to be decided next month, perhaps at the Planning Committee meeting on 24th July.

Hopefully the change won’t inconvenience anyone who may have made plans to attend next week. We will of course keep you up to date as soon as we hear anything in terms of an officer’s report prior to next month’s meeting.

Best wishes,

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