Groves Chapel: licensing application

Taped to the pillars of Groves Chapel, over the last few days, a notice regarding a licensing application by Sainsbury’s supermarkets.

Groves Chapel: licensing application by Sainsbury's, Nov 2014

Like the one on the Corner House pub, not far away, though in that case it was on behalf of Tesco. That one raised no objections, apparently, and the pub has closed and Tesco will be setting up shop.

I’m not going to object, personally, to this application by Sainsbury’s regarding Groves Chapel, but judging by the number of signatures on the petition against this others might want to.

This is on my patch, and I know the building and its immediate environment very well. I’ve taken a few photos in recent days which I hope to share on here soon. For now, here’s just one, from Union Terrace (what’s left of it), with Groves Chapel on the left.

From Union Terrace, Groves Chapel on left, Nov 2014

The road bends round back towards Clarence Street, joining that busy junction where Clarence Street meets Wigginton Road and Haxby Road and Lowther Street. And just across the junction, visible from here, that pale building on the corner directly across from here: the Punch Bowl pub. Targeted by Tesco, apparently. Which, in my opinion, is of just as much importance. On the left, a redundant chapel the majority of us have had no access to for decades. Across the road, a building used by, and important to, many local residents.

More later.

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