Campaign for Pubs letter to the Prime Minister re the Crooked House pub and need for change to the law 10th August 2023
Dear Prime Minister,
The Crooked House – Time to wake up and stop the asset-stripping of our world famous pubs
We are writing to you urging you and the Government to wake up and act to stop the cynical and chronic predatory purchasing and asset-stripping of our nation’s pubs by unscrupulous owners, developers and supermarkets. Unless the Government wakes up – and changes the law – we will see more historic pubs destroyed and lost forever, taking away a key part of our history and heritage.
You will be aware of the appalling case of the world-famous Crooked House in Himley, South Staffordshire and we are pleased to see the outrage expressed by local Conservative MPs and the Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street. They are absolutely right that not only should there be a full investigation into this, but also that this iconic, unique and extraordinary pub must be built brick-by-brick by the current owners, something we called for straight away…
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