'Eyesore' pub to become care home?
An "eyesore" pub could be converted into a care facility to house people choosing a care home in Chesterton, it has been reported.
The Staffordshire Knot, a boarded up pub, could be transformed into a care home if Newcastle Borough Council supports the plans, reports The Sentinel.
Currently, the run-down drinking establishment has attracted anti-social behaviour with needles and broken glass being found on the site.
However, if proposals are successful, a 62-bed care home could stand on the site, creating over 40 jobs.
Bev Brookes told the newspaper that she found it difficult to sell her home, located nearby the pub, due to the effect it was having on the area.
"We put our home on the market for years and we think the pub had a negative impact on the street because it's such an eyesore," she explained.
Meanwhile, a new care home has opened in Gainsborough on the site of an old pub called the Drovers Call, expanding the options of people choosing a care home in the area.
The Gainsborough Standard reports that the Drovers Call home is a purpose-built facility and provides residential, nursing, dementia care, opticians, chiropody and physiotherapy among other services.
Posted by Nigel Murphy