Meeting will decide fate of historic local pub

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THE date of a meeting which will decide the fate of an historic pub in Portsmouth has been announced.

Councillors will debate the future of The Fort Cumberland Arms, in Eastney Road, Eastney, at a council planning meeting on Wednesday, October 10.

As previously reported in The News, plans have been drawn up to turn the pub, which dates from the 1920s, into a children’s nursery during daytime hours.

Neighbours have set up a petition and gathered the names of 600 people who are against the move.

On September 8 regulars held a family fun open day at the pub in a bid to save it from closure.

Banners displaying Save The Fort Cumberland Arms were put up outside the pub.

The meeting, which starts at 3pm, will be held at the Civic Offices of the city council.