14 March 2017

Yet another pub in Sheffield has gained community protection, with this latest announcement coming at the start of Sheffield’s Beer Week.

The University Arms is the latest of many pubs to be designated an ‘asset of community value’, which helps prevent it from being closed down, sold off or redeveloped.

The pub, on Brook Hill, is a real ale pub located at the centre of the University of Sheffield’s campus and is owned and run by the University itself.

Sheffield City Council, which approved the application, had previously advised campaigners after their first application had been turned down and said at the time that it would welcome a further application.

Councillor Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Community Services at Sheffield City Council, said: “I’m very pleased to announce that The University Arms has gained this community protection, and when better to do this than during Sheffield Beer Week, which is doing so much to put our city on the map.

“Sheffield is a great beer city and events like this highlight how passionate we are about our local pubs and celebrating Sheffield’s beer and real ale community.

“Designating The University Arms as an asset of community value will help protect its future use. We’re here to give advice about how more venues can gain this status and have approved a growing number of applications over the past year.”

Councillor Peter Rippon added: “The University Arms is a great pub and I enjoy coming here with friends. I hope we see more Community Value requests coming forward in the future.”

Sheffield Beer Week runs from 13 to 19 March. The event is now in its third year and will see more than 70 beer-themed events take place in venues across the city. Visit www. sheffieldbeerweek.co.uk for more information.

Visit www.sheffield.gov.uk for more information about gaining asset of community value status for local buildings. Applicants must demonstrate how the buildings contribute to the community’s social wellbeing or social interests.