"The application for the former Wheel Inn to be listed as an asset of community value was turned down by the district council. We are continuing with our plans to refurbish our new premises."
"But they hold all the aces at the moment."
We used it lots, when it was open or had beer. It was also closed for months on end and when it did have a landlord it often wasn't open when it should have been. The last landlord did his best and takings were steadily increasing. For every person who does walk to a pub, every time you do, that is something we can't do any more. And how many derelict looking pubs do you go in that don't do food? We did, but many gave up, or our friends didn't join us. If Nike Lebron White And Blue
The actions of Murray's funeral parlour have been very poor throughout, for example, acting through an agent to hide their name until after contracts exchanged, knowing full well their business would not be well received. Murray's have also refused to talk openly on the subject to the people of the village.
Under the Punch business model, no one could ever make money out of it but that doesn't mean the pub is a dead asset merely badly managed. This village is home to over 1600 people how many of them wouldn't use a good local pub if there was one? As a freehold pub, this place could thrive again.
Martyn Ford, who represents Findern on the district council, said it was very positive news that people wanted to buy the building.
Findern villagers' offer to buy 'funeral parlour' pub is rejected
South Derbyshire District Council has given permission to Murray's Funeral Directors, of Burton, to convert the pub. Mr Gregory said: "I contacted them several months ago and they indicated they might be open to offers because of the bad publicity they were getting.
He said: "I would love to be able to be in a position to buy it myself. As a village, we need something to draw people to us and that is what the pub did."
"The sale is a decision we did not make lightly but unfortunately we had very little interest and since July 2013 we have had only one offer for the freehold.
only pub in the village, it would surely have been worth it for the right price, hence Derby Brewing company saying they would have been interested had they known about it.
least 2 interested parties, 1 of whom is willing to pay more than Murray's did. If it had not been kept secret, all this could have been done before they bought it!
"The offer I have made is on behalf of several people.
He said: "I would much rather it be a pub than a funeral parlour, that would be the worst thing it could be.
Such was the poor marketing of the pub, Derby Brewery Company have stated they didn't even know the pub was for sale and have also declared they would've been interested had they known. Locals were told it was an internal sale from one part of Punch to another.
"It's where people got together in the village and, although it's not been as busy recently, people still gather there. It's a very important place and holds a lot of memories for people. It is the focal point of the village."
telvg: So you've confirmed my point. For a number of reasons, you and your friends failed to support the Wheel Inn when it was open. According to Punch Taverns in this newspaper " A spokesman for Punch Taverns said: "We extensively marketed the Wheel to Let, with a proposed refurbishment, since December Nike Zoom Clear Out Green 2012 . Due to very little interest in running the site we also marketed the pub for sale as a freehold from July 2013 . We have attempted to keep the pub trading over that period but it is no longer sustainable for us.
Beerbob, that is exactly the point. If it had been sold to another brewery or as a Freehouse, it could have become a thriving business, just like in Etwall or The Dragon in Willington. Don't believe anything Murray's say. Previously they have called the villagers vitriolic, simply for wanting the pub to stay as a pub. Now they say they had no offer. Funny how they didn't mention that to the people that emailed them, well those they have bothered to reply to. Why would anyone move to a village where they are going to be hated so much. They are going to lose so much business from here and anyone who people in the village know. It makes be so angry that they are being so pig headed about this!
I voted labour and am a union rep. I am too young to have protested about the coal mines. And I drank in the pub fairly regularly despite having young children and it having no baby changing etc. it had not been marketed extensively. The for sale board was taken down after a short time. The landlord told us it was just a deal from one side of the brewery to another. Derby brewing knew nothing about it being for sale. The fact is, as soon as the villagers found out about it. We found at Nike Metcon Rebel Sport
The pub has great potential but went downhill when Punch taverns neglected it sometimes there was no beer there such as Christmas Eve when me and my family went in. Many people say they used to go in but didn't any more. The outside of the building had started to look very unappealing and it didn't do food. Despite all this, the pub was picking up under the last tenant.
only we had had the money, had we known it was on the market, we would certainly have bought it to stop it becoming a funeral directors. At plus all the refurbishment, the pub should still have been a gold mine if it did food and had a refurbishment. As the Nike Kyrie Girls
David Barke, of Murray's Funeral Directors, said: "We have received only one unsolicited expression of interest but, as they didn't give an address or even cover the true costs of purchasing the site, we decided not to take it any further.
Punch Taverns closed the pub in April. Mr Gregory said anger in the village has not died down.
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