Pub damage runs into thousands of pounds

Floods hit Canvey on Sunday

Floods hit Canvey on Sunday

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THE Haystack pub, in Furtherwick Road, was forced to close during a busy Sunday lunchtime as flood water destroyed half the bar.

Customers were stranded in seating areas and children were carried outside through 12ins of water. Owner Warren Garner said: “The bar was full of a foot of water. There were kids stuck.

“It’s going to cost thousands.

This pub makes a big chunk of its money at weekends, but without this part of the bar being open, it’s going to cost me in lost revenue £15,000 to £20,000 a week.

“We’ve spent a lot of money in the past developing this pub and it has had a wider effect on the community.

“We host a disco for the disabled on Tuesdays and I have a group in for arts and crafts on a Monday – they’ve had to be cancelled.

“But it is still business as usual – we’re open. We’re doing our best to continue trying in difficult circumstances and the kitchen is open.”

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6:19pm Wed 23 Jul 14

AlwaysHoping says...

Really, the kids were stuck because of 1 foot of water. Give me strength.
Really, the kids were stuck because of 1 foot of water. Give me strength. AlwaysHoping
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7:05pm Wed 23 Jul 14

sesibollox says...

Another sheet hole, flatten it.
Another sheet hole, flatten it. sesibollox
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