Campaigners make successful bid for threatened village pub

CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating after having their purchase-bid for the threatened Auctioneers Arms, at Cookshill, near Caverswall, accepted by the owners.

The village pub, which closed last year, faced being demolished to make way for a housing, after being purchased by Warrington-based development company White Acres Estates.

A delighted Brian Griffiths, chairman of the steering group, which was created by Caverswall Community Society to save the pub, announced today: “The owners have agreed to accept our offer to buy the Auctioneers Arms.

“The sale is subject to agreement on a number of terms and conditions which the Steering Group believe are all achievable.

We will be instructing our solicitors to advice us on the T&Cs with the intention of proceeding with the sale, and are confident that we can complete all transactions within the stipulated 12 week period.

We would like to thank all of our investors for their support and patience in helping to save the Auctioneers Arms,” he added.

White Acres Estates have been seeking £300,000 for the property which has been independently valued at £245,000.