TWO York pubs have been listed as assets of community value and included on a council register of important facilities.

Rawcliffe Parish has seen its application to have The Mitre on Shipton Road included on the register of community assets, while campaign group Save the Fox Inn has also had its application approved.

Both went before a decision session of City of York’s cabinet member for finance Dafydd Williams on Thursday. The ruling means neither pub could be sold without the local community first being given a six month window of opportunity to bid for it.

Since the community application for The Fox was first submitted the pub has been taken over and extensively renovated by Ossett Brewery; while The Mitre, which is owned by Enterprise Inns, has seen a new landlord arrive.