Latest General Update October 2021
It has been a disappointing year as we were not able to purchase the pub for the village. However, the positive news is that we still have the funds to buy the pub, at its market value. We therefore continue to hope that the Osgathorpe Community Pub group (OCPL) will be successful in buying the pub for the village at some point in the future.
The Pub has been closed for most of 2020 and 2021, in part, due to the Covid-19 epidemic. Although pubs are now allowed to open it is disappointing that the Storey Arms remains closed.
As the Storey Arms is listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) and the OCPL has the funds to buy it, to retain it in its current use as a village pub, we hope it will remain a pub into the future.
Other Recent Information 1 February 2021
Judge's ruling protects historic Leicestershire pub's place at the heart of village life
The Black Horse in Grimston was nominated as an asset of community value (ACV), as is the Storey Arms. The article in the Leicester Mercury (see link below) describes how the owner of the closed pub appealed against the ACV status and lost. The tribunal of judges that reviewed the case dismissed the owner's appeal and ruled that the property did indeed "further the social wellbeing and/or social interests of the local community". This gives us confidence that the AVC for the Storey Arms will be retained.
“I have so many questions!”
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