Rose and Crown at Hilgay.

People living in Hilgay are being urged to get behind a village bid to buy the closed Rose and Crown pub.

A group of businessmen have spearheaded a campaign to ‘Save the Rosie’ on Bridge Street and keep it as the village’s only pub.

They have called a public meeting on Saturday, June 22 at 1pm at the village hall when they hope people interested in putting money into the venture – big or small  – will come forward.

Posters have been put up and flyers have gone out to households.

The asking price for the pub is £225,000 and the businessmen hope residents  will pledge enough between them to make an offer and have an interest in supporting a re-opened watering hole.

If there is no interest from the villagers  the campaigners will have to go back to the drawing board.

To contact the campaigners, call 07778 344533.