Dear Friends of Hare Hatch Sheeplands,


We would like to ask for your help!


The very survival of Sheeplands is at risk and we would be very grateful if you are willing to assist us with the following. 


We have re-applied for a 'Certificate of Lawful Use' (application number 160677). If we can prove that Hare Hatch Sheeplands has been operating as a retail business since at least 2002, Wokingham Borough Council's enforcement notice would become invalid. This would then allow a certificate of lawfulness to be granted, on the same basis as the certificate that was provided to Ladds Garden Village and Countrywide Stores. 


We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received and our petition to save Sheeplands is fast approaching 10,000 signatures. However, the threat of closure of the business is still very real. 


For those of you who feel strongly enough and are willing to support us, please register your support by writing to Wokingham Borough Council. If you can provide any 'evidence' or support for our claim that Sheeplands has been operating as a business between 2002 and 2012, this could go a long way in helping us to survive. 


If you would like to show your support in this way, please send an email to: or write a letter and send it to: Development Manager, Wokingham Borough Council, P.O. Box 157, Shute End, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1WR. Please quote the Certificate of Lawful Use application number (160677).


The deadline for registering your support is 27 April. 


Thank you for your continued support!


Rob and the team at Hare Hatch Sheeplands



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