SAY NO TO THE CEMETERY! Save the Farmhouse Restaurant & Farm Shop on Sewardstone Road

SAY NO TO THE CEMETERY! Save the Farmhouse Restaurant & Farm Shop on Sewardstone Road

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Say no to the Cemetery and help save the closure of the Farmhouse Restaurant and support the reopening of their Farm Shop on Sewardstone road!

After experiencing the worst year hospitality has ever seen, the Farmhouse strived to adapt their business to keep their doors open and staff within a job.  

As you may already be aware, their landlord made an application to build a crematorium on the Green belt of Netherhouse Farm which was later withdrawn due to the combined objections by The Farmhouse and local community.

However, the landlord is still aggressively pursuing the closure of the Farmhouse as they look to use the building for other purposes. By way of flawed litigation in the lease, the landlord is seeking a forfeiture after 4 years of the well established Restaurant.

To give an example, they were forced to remove their outside seating as permission was not stated in their lease despite having had them out there since day one for all to use and see. Another being, installation of light fittings, broadband facilities and fridges within the building without consent. Sadly the list goes on.

Having already forced the closure of the Farm Shop in March this year, after only having opened its door a few months prior. The prospect of the closure of the Restaurant as well, is one that is detrimental to not only the owners but also the local community.

Please sign this petition if you agree that the Farmhouse Restaurant should be saved and the Farm Shop reopened and STAY open, for the following reasons:

• The Restaurant is a family run business supporting local producers and residents. It is a meeting hub for so many to dine with friends and family.

• The shop provides a supply of all essentials to the residents of Sewardstone and the surrounding area. This is an isolated area with other shops at least a 5/10 minute drive away. 

• To avoid their staff being made redundant and allowing for new employment.

• The shop stocks organic and ethically sourced products, unlike the other closest shops which are all franchises of large corporations.

• The Restaurant & Shop supports local businesses in its choice of products stocked.

• It has attracted others from further afield, boosting the value of the area of Sewardstone.

•  To avoid anymore unnecessary closures of restaurants following the many closures experienced this past year. 

• The Restaurant & shop is a happy place to be, with friendly knowledgeable staff who just want to provide a good service to the locals!

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