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8:30am Thursday 19th September 2013 in Villages
MOST villagers are aware that The Farmers Arms went up for auction on Wednesday, September 4.
Peter Constantine, speaking on behalf of the parish council chairman, said: “Bidding did not reach the reserve and the village pub remains unsold.
“The parish council had made an offer prior to the auction which was refused by Enterprise Inns.
“The parish council and the pub sub-group remains committed to trying to find a way to get the Farmers Arms open again but will continue to be prudent in calculations and decisions.
Conversations have been held with a number of interested parties over recent months and we remain hopeful.”
Meanwhile the future of the Pop-Up-Pub is uncertain, with the September gathering having been cancelled. Watch this space.
Welsh Water continue to make progress with the replacing of the water pipes and Sheena Howell’s latest report stated: “The new water main is now in place from the Pippin Cottage up to Raycomb Lane.
“The team have been excavating across Raycomb Lane this week using twoway traffic lights to control the flow of traffic. These lights will be in place until we can commission and connect onto the existing water main, which we will be working to achieve next week.
“We have also begun excavating the water main branches along the Common in readiness for connection of properties to the new water main. These connections will be made once we have completed the connection to the existing pipe on Raycomb Lane. All work is progressing to programme.”
Take heart everyone, it won't be long now and the roads will be back to normal – potholes and all.
On a personal note, a warm welcome is extended to newcomers, Tim and Lyn Lott on the Ledbury Road. They’ve been told that Wellington Heath residents live to be well into their nineties, so we wish them a long and happy stay.
VALERIE CLARK 01531 630257
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