Clive Jones, the Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for Wokingham, has said "I have worked with two Liberal Democrat members of CAMRA to nominate the Maiden Over as a community asset.
Hopefully this will stop any development of the Maiden Over site by Tesco. My feeling is that we don't need another local store in the area. We already have several Tesco's, Sainsbury's, Co-ops and of course McColl's. we don't need more.
"If anything we have a lack of local pubs. The Maiden Over has been an important part of the community in Earley for many years. Certainly for all of the 40 years that I have lived in the area".
Wokingham Borough Council has now confirmed receipt of CAMRA's nomination of the Maiden Over as an asset of community value.