You’ll know that the Cambridge Hotel has closed. We don’t know what its future is, but it’s quite possible that it will be demolished very soon. Are you prepared to form a group to do anything about this? It would mean being INVOLVED, not just, for example, adding your name to a petition.
This is not the sort of topic which would normally be of high priority to the Eye. The Eye focuses more on the future than on history and conservation. But before the hotel building disappears, local people ought to be given the chance of doing something, and not just complaining afterwards. So, with some reluctance, the EYE is taking the initiative for the moment.
If you’re willing to commit time and effort to saving the Cambridge, please respond to this item. General interest won’t be enough – it will take commitment. Have a look at http://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/council/consultations/community-right-bid
(The aim would be to get the building ‘classified’ as an Asset of Community Value. The council article talks about the right to bid for an ACV if one is put on the market. But I think that, if a building is an ACV, the council also has to give permission before it can be demolished. So there are other advantages.)