Popular venue closes doors

MYSTERY surrounds the closure of a popular restaurant and music venue which appears to have ceased trading this month.

A sign on the door at Teversal Grange reads ‘Sorry. Closed until further notice’ - but it is unclear why.

Chad has made numerous attempts to contact those who run the venue, but no-one has been available for comment.

This week, Coun Jason Zadrozny, whose Sutton North ward includes Teversal, said the closure could have implications for sports clubs in the village because many receive funding generated by leasing the Grange out.

He said: “The rent subsidises sports clubs and the Visitor Centre.

“There are a lot of people who are wondering what is going on and there are bigger ramifications for the sports clubs.

“It’s a great attraction for us and it links in with so much else like the caravan club and the trails.”

Teversal Trust, which is managed by Ashfield District Council, leases the building out.

Yesterday a council spokesman said: “None of the profits made from the operation of the Grange come to the Teversal Trust.

“The trust leases the building to the current lessees for an annual rent which is used for Trust activities which include necessary maintenance works as well as providing some financial support for the sports clubs and visitors’ centre.”