Further £20k pledged to Plough campaign

The Plough, Sandygate Road
The Plough, Sandygate Road

A further £20,000 has been pledged in support of the Plough pub since the last public meeting.

The campaign to reopen the Sandygate Road pub is looking to raise £120,000 through a community share issue.

A recent post on the campaign Facebook page says:

A few days ago, we needed 150 people to make a minimum pledge. Now that’s down to 80 – we’re sure if we all work hard, we can find those people.

Please email – ploughsandygate@gmail.com for a pledge form or to make a pledge.

Residents campaign to save The Plough pub

The Plough, Sandygate Road
The Plough, Sandygate Road

Crosspool residents are fighting to save The Plough pub.

After the pub closed in April, Sainsbury’s  announced plans to turn it into a convenience store.

The Save the Plough group has been coordinating the campaign to keep the building as a pub and save the sporting heritage of Sandygate. Together with local councillors, they have launched a survey to gauge public opinion on the issue. They’re also raising money to support the campaign.

Ideas include turning the site into a multi-use community facility and a visitor centre for the world’s oldest football ground, which is opposite.

Some residents are also in support of the the idea of a convenience store opening in place of the pub. If you have views either way then consider making them known to Sainsbury’s, Sheffield Planning Committee, our local MP and your councillors:

Last year The Plough was listed as an asset of community value.