Guy's street wrote:I thought prior to its reopening a couple of years ago, STT had been closed for several years?
timmcn wrote:We own an interesting mix of local assets including our almshouses, pubs, shops and properties, but we are still trying to expand this locally so we can help shape our local area.
Buying a pub may seen strange to some, but it is both a community asset and an investment that funds our grant giving programme. We'd quite like to buy some more if that means we can stop them just being turned into housing at the expense of loss of local meeting spaces. There is probably a better way in which we can develop the housing element but preserve the licensed premises that mean that we can all go somewhere to meet. If any more come on sale then please let us know. We need to stop the loss of our local pubs.
timmcn wrote:Actually in the case of Simon the Tanner we bought the pub after someone developed the upstairs as housing and sold it off, so clearly that's not what we're intending
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