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Oakalls local keeps it real

Posted on April 30 2018 at 9:24:28


Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

The Cross Inn is back in business as a public house thanks to efforts by beer-lovers five years ago to have it designated as an “Asset of Community Value”.

Bromsgrove District Council agreed with the nomination by local Campaign for Real Ales members in 2013, which meant there was a moratorium on the sale of the “asset” after it closed for business last autumn.

It is thought the designation kept away potential residential developers until it was acquired by new owners Black Country Ales, who have a micro-brewery in Dudley.

Angus McMeeking, director of Black Country Ales, said: “We’re looking forward to running a traditional British pub which we hope the local community will enjoy using.”

The company has spent a six-figure sum refurbishing the pub, in Finstall, including installing a new bar (above). It was due to open on April 26.

Did you know that the Oakalls notice board is available for residents who wish to advertise an event or their business?

The board is on the grassed area by Trianon Road. Coun Caroline Spencer has posted her contact details on the board for residents to get in touch if they would like to communicate with the local community.

Despite being a little later than usual due to a harsh winter, the estate’s daffodils were in full bloom by early April.


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