Ian Austin

Independent for Dudley North

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Meeting arranged with Marston's over future of Seven Stars

Dudley MP Ian Austin has secured a meeting with Marston's to discuss the future of the Seven Stars in Sedgley.

The campaign to save the Seven Stars in Sedgley has been boosted by securing a meeting between campaigners and Marston's, the Brewery who own the pub.
Marston's will be meeting campaigners on Friday 7th November after Dudley North MP Ian Austin pressed the brewery to meet the campaigners.
This comes just a couple of weeks after campaigners fighting to save the Seven Stars won a bid to protect the pub for six months as an ‘Asset of Community Value’.
Campaigners are working to protect the Seven Stars after Morrisons announced a desire to buy the pub and turn it into a supermarket.
Local residents can sign campaigners’ petition to save the pub here.
Campaign Chairman John Hurst said:
“We greatly welcome the opportunity to meet with Marston's to express our views. We would also like to thank the local community for their feedback over the past few months which we are eager to put forward at the forthcoming meeting.”
Ian Austin said:
“I want to sit down with Marston's and let them know how important the Seven Stars is to the local community. I also want to tell them how worried local residents are about the impact a supermarket could have on traffic, parking and businesses in the nearby town centre.
“Pubs like the Seven Stars are at the heart of the local community in Dudley, and I don’t want it turned into a supermarket.
“This is the next step of the campaign to save the pub and I hope that we can get our point across to Marston's.”

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