Don’t call time on community pub

Will time be called on The Parkfield? As with The Drive, The Parkfield is situated at the heart of the community it was built to serve.

Like The Drive, The Parkfield has no other public house within reasonable walking distance.

Like Then Drive, The Parkfield has a hall which, once demolished, will not be replaced.

Like The Drive, The Parkfield had the misfortune to have been bought by Punch Taverns around 10 years ago which then either deliberately or by incompetence failed to maintain the property, and totally failed to realise its potential.

Like The Drive, The Parkfield is due to become a mini supermarket which will inevitably threaten the viability of local shops in the Broadway.

Also, like The Drive, The Parkfield has a covenant restricting its use to a public house. A copy of this covenant was left for the attention of Stephen Lloyd MP on July 17, with the hope that even at this late stage there may be a possibility of retaining The Parkfield for the benefit of the people of Hampden Park.

MIKE THOMPSON

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