Update: The Tumbly is now the FIRST ever building in Rushmoor to be accepted as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) following nomination by the The Friends of the Tumble Down Dick. This is a new term from the Localism Bill which means that if the building does go up for sale, The Friends of the Tumbledown (a community group) will automatically be given a ‘right to bid’ on it and be given six months to raise the funds to buy the building… it can not be sold to any other party for that six month period.
The owner does not have to sell to us but it does afford it some protection during that time as it cannot be demolished. However, the deal with McDonald’s is still in place so our battle is far from over! It is vital that we campaign and lobby the public and the council to oppose any planning application submitted by McDonald’s Restaurants.
The Planning application is expected from McDonald’s soon and then Rushmoor Borough Council will arrange a planning review. We are going to be invited to speak at this meeting and at that time it will be VITAL that we engage everyone to object to this. Unless we can derail the planning for McDonald’s the deal will be done and the Tumbly will be lost forever.
Our campaign is now going to focus on the McDonald’s bid in order to gain public support to save the building and oppose McDonald’s. New activities and events are to be announced shortly including new public demonstrations. Keep an eye on this page for news to be announced soon and thank you for your continued support… without it we could lose one of the most important heritage buildings Farnborough has for an Olympic Park sized McDonald’s fast food restaurant.