MEP issues plea for under threat pub to be saved
West Midlands MEP James Carver has called on planners in Dudley to throw out controversial proposals to turn a popular pub in Stourbridge into a supermarket.
UKIP MEP James Carver says plans to replace the Gigmill pub with a Morrisons store should be given the red light and for the hostelry to be saved.
The planning application is due to be considered by Dudley Council next Monday.
Brewery giant Marstons, who have also come under fire from fellow West Midlands MEP Bill Etheridge, for also attempting to close the Seven Stars pub in Sedgley to make way for a Morrisons convenience store, have submitted the Gigmill application which has fallen flat with regulars.
Commenting today, James Carver, said: "Pubs play a focal and social role in the heart of local communities.
"It is sad that Marstons appears to be attempting to run roughshod over the wishes of local people in Sedgley and Stourbridge by pushing for the closure of The Seven Stars and also the Gigmill.
"I call on planners to throw out Marstons proposals for the Gigmill and listen to what local people truly want. These pubs should not be given last orders."