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Retail plan for former Clitheroe pub plagued by under-age drinkers

Lancashire Telegraph: Retail plan for former Clitheroe pub plagued by under-age drinkers Retail plan for former Clitheroe pub plagued by under-age drinkers

A CLOSED Clitheroe town centre pub could reopen as a retail business if plans are approved later this year.

The Victoria Pub has stood empty and boarded up since December 2011 after its licence was revoked by Ribble Valley Borough Council.

The pub lost its licence after police received complaints about underage drinking at the premises.

Police were told children as young as 15 were being served with alcohol and officers visited the pub on several occasions and found children drinking vodka and lager.

Since then the business has been sold by Enterprise Inns and new owner Trevor Wildman from Pendleton has applied to the borough council to change the use of the property for one year.

The application is due to be discussed by the council in the next few months.

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2:17pm Sun 23 Feb 14

ghost of sceptic says...

So it was RVBC guilty of the demise of the vic. What is the point in another retail outlet there are plenty empty propertys in Clitheroe without another property left empty because of greedy landlords charging over the top rent.
So it was RVBC guilty of the demise of the vic. What is the point in another retail outlet there are plenty empty propertys in Clitheroe without another property left empty because of greedy landlords charging over the top rent. ghost of sceptic
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3:56pm Sun 23 Feb 14

petestan says...

ghost of sceptic wrote:
So it was RVBC guilty of the demise of the vic. What is the point in another retail outlet there are plenty empty propertys in Clitheroe without another property left empty because of greedy landlords charging over the top rent.
If the landlord hadn't been so blatantly ignoring the law it wouldn't have been shut down, what's Ribble Valley Council supposed to do just ignore it and the Police?
The owners could have sold it to someone else and reopened it as a pub but I suspect the reason he was serving youngsters in the 1st place was because he was struggling to make a living as there are to many pubs for to few drinkers, people have got other things they want to spend their money on.
[quote][p][bold]ghost of sceptic[/bold] wrote: So it was RVBC guilty of the demise of the vic. What is the point in another retail outlet there are plenty empty propertys in Clitheroe without another property left empty because of greedy landlords charging over the top rent.[/p][/quote]If the landlord hadn't been so blatantly ignoring the law it wouldn't have been shut down, what's Ribble Valley Council supposed to do just ignore it and the Police? The owners could have sold it to someone else and reopened it as a pub but I suspect the reason he was serving youngsters in the 1st place was because he was struggling to make a living as there are to many pubs for to few drinkers, people have got other things they want to spend their money on. petestan
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5:26pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Miller11 says...

I doubt very much the Vic was "Plagued by" under-age drinkers. More likely it was "Reliant on" them. Clitheroe has always been a place for young people to go drinking, due in no small part to the fact there are large schools there with wide catchment areas. Guess they'll have to make do with places like the castle grounds instead now.
I doubt very much the Vic was "Plagued by" under-age drinkers. More likely it was "Reliant on" them. Clitheroe has always been a place for young people to go drinking, due in no small part to the fact there are large schools there with wide catchment areas. Guess they'll have to make do with places like the castle grounds instead now. Miller11
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5:26pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Miller11 says...

I doubt very much the Vic was "Plagued by" under-age drinkers. More likely it was "Reliant on" them. Clitheroe has always been a place for young people to go drinking, due in no small part to the fact there are large schools there with wide catchment areas. Guess they'll have to make do with places like the castle grounds instead now.
I doubt very much the Vic was "Plagued by" under-age drinkers. More likely it was "Reliant on" them. Clitheroe has always been a place for young people to go drinking, due in no small part to the fact there are large schools there with wide catchment areas. Guess they'll have to make do with places like the castle grounds instead now. Miller11
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