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Local pub saved from brink of closure

The Save the Crispin Campaign was ultimately successful

The Save the Crispin Campaign was ultimately successful

Chesterfield MP Toby hailed a united effort as he shared the news that the community campaign to save the Crispin public house from being closed and turned into a Tesco superstore had been successful.

Tesco phoned the Chesterfield MP to confirm that the Crispin Pub on Ashgate Road was no longer to be included in their plans for redevelopment as a Local store.

Local campaigners and community activists have long objected to the plans stating that the pub was a vital community asset and actually doing well despite the downturn in trade in pubs nationally.

Toby had had several meetings with Tesco to discuss their plans and to ensure that the voices of the local community were taken into account in any redevelopment of the site. 

Said Toby “The Crispin is clearly not only well loved but well used by people who live in the local area, and I am delighted that the community’s campaign which has had local drinkers, residents, shopkeepers and Councillors working together has won through.

I was determined to ensure Tesco listened to the real concerns of people most affected by any change, and to give them their due, in the end, they have done.”

“Pubs can be the heart of a community and the respect people held for the Crispin was obvious from the strong reaction of local residents to the proposal to sell the site to the supermarket chain.  This has been a long fought battle, one that looked lost on a number of occasions but one that remains a testament to the strength of public spirit, once people work together to achieve a common aim”.

“I hope now that Enterprise Inns work with the community in any proposals for the Crispin, and look forward to many a pint in the years to come”.

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I am Toby Perkins, Labour's Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. If you would like to get in touch with me, my office is open and can be reached by phone on 01246 386 286. I also hold regular surgeries so that constituents can meet me and I can take up their concerns. If you would like to make an appointment then please do contact my office. Thank you for visiting.

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