Fay Jones MP has taken the campaign to revitalise a pub in New Radnor to the heart of Westminster.  

Earlier this year, the Brecon and Radnorshire MP met a group of villagers who have spent six years campaigning to save the Radnor Arms. Last October, the local group purchased the pub for themselves at auction and set about an ambitious plan of restoration.

During the visit last month, Ms Jones had the opportunity to see for herself the works which needed completing, and the community spirit which has been driving remedial works so far to help the building’s condition. She gave the project her full backing and promised to seek financial backing from Westminster to support the project.

The pub has applied to the Community Ownership Fund, run by the Department for Levelling Up, Communities and Local Government.  

Ms Jones has since met with Secretary of State for Wales, David TC Davies, and the Department for Levelling up to discuss potential ways in which the project could benefit from UK Government funding.  

Ms Jones said: "I was delighted to give the Radnor Arms my full support.  This is a fantastic community initiative which could breathe life into a wonderful Radnorshire town. 

"Having visited the pub last month, I saw for myself the sheer passion and determination behind the renovation of this wonderful community asset, as well as the works being undertaken to secure the building’s condition. 

"I am very glad that the Secretary of State for Wales agreed to meet me to discuss the plans.  He took on board the collective passion for the project and agreed to do all he can to secure government support.  I understand that the Department for Levelling Up cannot discuss the live application which the pub has submitted but I am determined to do all I can to ensure it succeeds. 

"Watch this space!”