On 2nd July 2012 The Chequers opened for the last time. A few weeks prior residents discovered that it had been sold, and there were rumours that Tesco had bought it. They vehemently denied this to the local press saying they had no intention nor did they have any plans for purchasing The Chequers. However, Tesco then wrote to residents and the adjacent convenience store advising that they... Read More
620 people signed a petition to protect The Ploughman pub in Staniland Way, Werrington and more than 200 people signed an online petition: www.savetheploughman.com. They wanted Tesco to re-think its plans to bulldoze the pub as part of a £40 million overhaul of the Werrington Centre.
In June 2012 the pub was granted a reprieve when its... Read More