Remain the lease owners of Old Stables cafe after opening it & running it for 17 years!

Remain the lease owners of Old Stables cafe after opening it & running it for 17 years!

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Aquida Faiz started this petition to Burnley Borough Council

Hi,

We are the Faiz family and we have been running the Old Stables Cafe for 17 years. Our tenancy was up for renewal in October 2019 and we were denied this after taking our case to the courts to fight for the right to remain in business here. We decided to go to court after receiving confirmation the tender was going to be unfair.

We took over the stables when it was nothing but the name, an old stables. Boarded up and needing so much work, in 2003 we put our hearts and souls into repairing it and making it into the amazing business it is today.

So much love and long hours have gone into creating a cafe that welcomes people from all over, creating a community and being a place that remains open 365 days of the year including Christmas Day for park walkers.

We have found out this week that our wonderful cafe is going to be given to someone else, all the hard work that we have placed into this is going to be ripped away.

Our incredible staff members will no longer have a job, our small businesses such as the mother and baby group and the yoga class will no longer have a place to build up their custom and we are deeply saddened by this. All our memories gone in a moment. We have not received any payment for this so we are effectively handing over our life long work without any recognition. We host weddings, christenings and have always provided Christmas Day meals. We’ve met so many people along the way, a lot of them our regulars now.

Our last hope is this petition, please sign to support and by making some noise the council may rethink this decision and grant us a lease again.

Thank you for your time, the Faiz family.

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