Latest General Update 19 February 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, and we have received advice that these funds will continue to be available indefinitely. 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, in part, due to the Covid-19 epidemic. Once the Government advises that pubs can start to trade again, we very much hope that the current owner will reopen the Storey Arms.
If the owner does not wish to re-open, but wishes to carry on living in the property, we have been advised that he will need to apply for a Change of Use from a business premises to a domestic residence. 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 have been informed that getting a change of use would be very difficult.
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.
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