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MP buys a share in Brighton community pub
9:47am Monday 11th February 2013 in News
An MP is once again the proud owner of a pub – after buying a share in a community watering hole.
Before being elected to serve the people of Brighton Kemptown, Simon Kirby helped run the C-Side chain of pubs.
He is now one of hundreds of people to buy a share in The Bevendean co-operative pub.
Mr Kirby said: “Pubs can play an important role as a hub for the community and I am hopeful this will be the case here in Moulsecoomb.
“That is why I have been happy to buy a share to show my support for this worthwhile project.”
The Bevy, in Hillside, Brighton, was closed down in 2010 because of antisocial behaviour.
But a group of locals decided to raise £200,000 to reopen it and provide a sociable safe space.
So nearly £30,000 in shares and investment since the campaign opened in December.
A fundraiser will take place on Thursday, February 14 at St Andrews Church Hall in Moulsecoomb. Tickets are £5.
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