A pop-up shop has opened in Bellingham for people to have their say about a £3.8m pub redevelopment.

Phoenix Community Housing was awarded a grant last November by the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore The Fellowship Inn. 

The pub, built as part of a ‘Homes for Heroes’ estate for veterans of the First World War and their families, eventually became a training base for Bellingham boxer Henry Cooper ahead of his fight with Cassius Clay in 1963.

Bands including Fleetwood Mac and The Yardbirds also played there in the 1960s.

Now the plan is to redevelop it, providing a cinema, live music venue, work spaces, restaurant, bakery and brewery.

The pop-up shop is two doors down on Randlesdown Road and is open for two months.

Alternatively, offer your views before August 28 by visiting phoenixch.org.uk or calling 0800 0285 700.