Monday, 31 August 2009

Letter from Greg Mulholland MP‏

We recently received this nice congratulatory letter from Greg Mulholland MP‏, chair of the All Party Save the Pub Group.

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We’re still here!

Hello Vulcaneers!

We’re still here!

Just thought we’d keep you up to date with the latest on the campaign. Whilst the pub is safe for the next three years, we’re now working on finding a permanent solution for the pub.

- Good news! The developer has submitted 2 planning applications to the Council to build a multi-storey car park and resurface the existing car park on the Adam Street site. Don’t panic though! The plans show the Vulcan will not be affected, as the building work will happen behind the pub.

- A while ago, we applied to Cadw to get the Vulcan listed, however, we were unsuccessful – this is because the Vulcan did not meet Cadw’s specific listing criteria. This autumn, Cadw are reviewing their listing criteria, so we will be engaging in the process at every level.

- We are always looking for new events to be held at the Vulcan – so if you have any ideas, please get in touch!

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Vulcan win celebrated on plinth

From Wales Online today:

THE Save The Vulcan campaign has been taken to Trafalgar Square.

Pub regular Will Downie spent an hour bringing London’s attention to the much-loved Cardiff pub by standing on the empty fourth plinth, part of a nationwide art project by Antony Gormley.

Will, from Pontcanna, wore a “Save the Vulcan” T-shirt throughout his time on the 22ft high plinth – which he had altered to read “We Saved the Vulcan” after it received a reprieve in an 11th hour deal in June.

Read the full article here.

We also get a mention in the Canadian Vulcan Advocate:

The international publicity for Vulcan continues.

Dayna Dickens, Vulcan’s tourism co-ordinator, wrote a letter to a pub in Wales called the Vulcan, which was to be demolished, congratulating the watering hole for being granted a three-year lease.

“On behalf of the town of Vulcan, Alberta, Canada, I would like to extend to you our sincere congratulations for winning a three-year reprieve against the demolition of the Vulcan pub,” said Dickens.

Full article here.