Welcome to Andy and Michelle at The Butchers Arms

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Meals will be served again from Sept. 13th!

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The Butchers Arms will be serving food again from Sept 13th.

The Butchers Arms will be serving food again from Sept 13th.

A bit of news from the pub, Keith and Bev moved out on Sunday and I think everyone will remember them fondly for their great service and fantastic food and drink, including Keith’s legendary Lamb Henry. They served us very well indeed.

Now it’s time to welcome Andy and Michelle, the new hosts at Crosby Ravensworth’s The Butchers Arms

Keys exchanged on Monday at 9am, Andy and Michelle took over the establishment.

Building work took place Mon, Tue, Wed and Thursday morning

The pub re-opened the bar at 5pm yesterday for drinks only.

 Food will be served again starting Sept 13th 

Call The Butchers Arms at 715 722 for table reservations, as before.

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Butchers Arms – Tenancy

It’s hard to believe that this August will see us celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the opening of the Butchers Arms!
Our original 3 year lease with Keith Taylor and Bev Percy expires at the end of July this year (they took up occupation on 1st July 2011 to allow then to prepare the business for the grand opening on 27th August). We are in the process of extending this lease by 1 month to 31st August 2014.
The Board have been in discussion with Keith and Bev over lease renewal for some weeks but have to report that we have been unable to reach a conclusion acceptable to both parties. It is in the light of this, that the Directors have therefore taken the decision to progress advertising of the tenancy with immediate effect.
Securing tenants and their establishment in the pub on 1st September 2014 is absolutely critical for the Butchers Arms, and the continued success of the pub. Obviously this process needs to go ahead as soon as possible to give the LCP Directors time to vet candidates and most importantly allow potential tenants who may already be in a leased pub time to serve notice.
Adverts will appear shortly on our website, in the Butchers Arms and in all local papers as will hopefully news items which can be utilised to drum up interest.
From the Directors perspective we see the advertising of the business tenancy as an opportunity to both explore tenant interest and potentially to move the business on to the next level. It is worthy of note that the Old Crown at Hesket Newmarket has changed its tenants on three occasions with the level of interest rising dramatically with each change.
The Directors will of course consider an application from the existing tenants should they decide to express an interest during the process.
The particulars will be posted on the LCP website next week and will be viewable on the News page at www.lyvennetcommunitypub.org.
As always we will continue to keep you informed throughout the process.

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Find out what you can do with computers. Free Session At The Butchers Arms Tuesday February 18th

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Come along to The Butchers Arms for a free computer session delivered by Maggie Toner-Edgar demonstrating some of the amazing things that can be done on the new LAG computers.

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The Appleby Heritage Centre  will give a  FREE session  presented by Maggie Toner-Edgar demonstrating the use of Skype, Facebook, Email, Shopping Online,  Treasures of Cumbria etc.  Tuesday, 18th of February At The Butcher’s Arms In the upstairs meeting room From 1pm to 3pmThe Appleby Heritage Centre
will give a
FREE session
presented by Maggie Toner-Edgar
demonstrating the use of Skype, Facebook, Email, Shopping Online,
Treasures of Cumbria etc.

Tuesday, 18th of February
At The Butcher’s Arms Crosby Ravensworth
In the upstairs meeting room
From 1pm to 3pm

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Butchers Arms Update 30 October 2013

How time flies! The last update we posted on our website for the Butchers Arms was 15th July 2013 when we reported on the 2nd Annual General Meeting. In the final section of the meeting we outlined the next 12 months work which included the completion of a dry store and upstairs meeting / dining room

Works have progressed well over the summer with the new Dry Store fully complete. This is part of the old garage building which has been split to provide a storage area for food, soft drinks, equipment and fridge freezers. The new store has been lined and insulated, walls rendered, painted with a new floor screed laid. The photographs below show the improvements from before and after works were completed.

BEFORE

The Butchers Arms outside store

The outside store
One of the upstairs bedrooms at The Butchers Arms

One of the upstairs bedrooms at The Butchers Arms

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFTER

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The Butchers Arms store after refurbishment

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The newly completed fire escape

               The upstairs dining and meeting space has also been progressed and we are working towards an end November 2013 opening. The requisite fire escape has been constructed leading from the stairs half landing through a newly installed doorway onto a painted and galvanised steel fire escape.

The electrically operated fire blind at the bottom of the stairs has been installed although we are currently having some minor teething problems. The blind is linked to the fire alarm system and automatically drops when the alarm system operates, or at least that is the theory!  By the time the upstairs room is ready for commissioning we are confident that the technical issues will be resolved.

We have removed walls between two of the upstairs bedrooms, our electricians have carried out their first fix, the ceiling has been re-boarded, new radiators installed and work has started on installing the new fire doors required to meet fire regulations. At the time of writing this article the room is being completely re-plastered.

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The carpet fitters are booked for 19th November so the joinery work, second fix electrical and painting and decorating teams are under pressure.

When finished the room which has fantastic views through three windows over open fields to the East and will have a capacity of 20-30 being bookable for parties, family gatherings, meetings etc. The latter is supported by a grant recently awarded to the Lyvennet Activity Group; the lunch club group which has now purchased 6 laptops, an A4/A5 wireless printer / scanner, flip chart, projector and screen. The Group are currently advertising computer training which will be run initially from the Butchers.

The Beer Garden will be temporarily closed during the renovation of the pipingAs if that was not enough we are also part way through connecting the pub up to the new village sewerage scheme. Like most jobs this has proved more complex than expected with the multitude of connections for the pub all flowing the wrong direction along with broken drainage pipes under the property. We are basically rerouting all foul drainage to the outside of the building with the intention of abandoning all under building drainage. This will ensure no future maintenance issues but does involve considerably more work. We are also replacing all upstairs bathroom pipework moving from a macerator system to a full 100mm piped system. A consequence of this work has been the closure of our beer garden and smoking shelter with the area resembling a battlefield made all the worse by heavy rainfall.

The kitchen will also get a state of the art stainless steel fat trap to ensure all fats and solids are captured for disposal and do not enter the sewerage system. Finally roof water has to be separated and rerouted and the septic tank de-commissioned.

We have also commissioned some secondary glazing for 8 of the windows which should reduce drafts and help minimise heating costs.

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LCP AGM update

David Graham, LCP Chair, addressing Shareholders and fellow Directors at the AGM on July 6, 2013

David Graham, LCP Chair, addressing Shareholders and fellow Directors at the AGM on July 6, 2013

The 2nd Lyvennet Community Pub AGM was held on 6th July 2013 with 67 shareholders in attendance. All were updated on the previous year’s progress; trade, plans, finances, awards and external interest. Full details are available by clicking here or following the link on the LCP Home Page to AGM.

Lyvennet Community Pub Shareholders and  Directors gathered at Crosby Ravensworth Vilage Hall for the AGM on July 6, 2013

Lyvennet Community Pub Shareholders and Directors gathered for news about The Butchers Arms Community Pub at Crosby Ravensworth Vilage Hall for the AGM on July 6, 2013

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Lyvennet Community pub AGM Sat 6th July at 4pm at Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall

Just a reminder that the Lyvennet Community Pub AGM for Shareholders is on Sat 6th July at 4pm at Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall.

We have 3 people who wish to stand as new Directors, but as there are only two places available then votes will be taken at the meeting to elect directors.

There will be a hot buffet afterwards at the Butchers Arms served around 7pm, so we will celebrate another successful year with a drink or two!

Some investors are kindly putting some hampers together as raffle prizes to boost our funds, so if anyone would like to donate, bottles, chocolates, soaps/smellies etc please leave them at the pub no later than Wed 3rd July.

We are looking forward to seeing you all. If you cannot make it & would like me to give your apologies or put you on the buffet list please let me know.

Otherwise contact Keith or Bev -Tel 01931-715722

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Lyvennet Community Pub Ltd – AGM

Lyvennet Community Pub Ltd – AGM

The 2nd Annual General Meeting of the Lyvennet Community Pub Ltd is due to be held in Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall at 4pm on the 6th July 2013.

If you are a shareholder and have not received the Notice, Agenda and other documents for this meeting by email or post in the last few days please contact our Secretary, Kitty Smith (details below) to ensure we have your correct email or postal address.

The Agenda for the meeting includes a Resolution which if approved will mean payment of an interest on your shares. It is therefore imperative that as a minimum we know you’re your correct postal and email details.

Kitty Smith, Secretary

Email: kitty.s@virgin.net

 

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