Village split over future of their pub
PEOPLE in Ashleworth are fighting to keep one of two pubs in the village open.
The Queens Arms could close if landlord Anthony Burreddu's plans to turn it into a residential dwelling are approved by Tewkesbury Borough Council on Tuesday.
He has said that attempts to make the business a success have failed and the change of use at the site is necessary.
Although some villagers have submitted 11 letters of support for the application, many do not.
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The council has been sent 26 letters of objection and a petition signed by 121 people, compiled by Pat Riach, of Ashleworth Post Office.
She said: "We don't want to lose our pub or any facilities in the village."
The Queens Arms is one of three licensed premises in the village.
There is also The Boat Inn and the Woodpeckers Sports and Social Club.
The parish council has also objected to the application, saying that the building should remain as a pub.