The Bell in Ticehurst is a local pub in the East Sussex village of Ticehurst that had been in decline throughout the early 2000s until it came under new ownership in 2008. Upon reopening in 2011 the pub has helped improve the village square and avoided fears of the entire square falling into decline.
RealWorth was commissioned to measure and maximise the social value of future development plans being considered for the Bell
Following this exercise, RealWorth was commissioned to measure and maximise the social value of future development plans being considered for the Bell and proposed improvements to the village square (adjacent to The Bell) in the Ticehurst Neighbourhood Plan.
Our report which was issued in 2019 identified:
- How The Bell has influenced village life since reopening and the social impact it has created
- The predicted social value of the proposed changes to the Bell in the future
- The impact and social value of the Ticehurst Village Centre Plan
- A set of recommendations on how to maximise the social value of both the improvements to The Bell and the Ticehurst Village Centre Plan
The study included interviews with a range of local stakeholders including the local community and socio-economic background analysis. Qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods were used to understand key changes to the lives of Ticehurst communities.
RealWorth’s report was used to support the planning application for the planned extension to The Bell, and to support the Ticehurst Village Centre Plan.