Silver Jubilee pub to become a Morrisons

Silver Jubilee pub to become a Morrisons

Silver Jubilee pub to become a Morrisons

First published in News

A MORRISONS store is set to open on the site of a closed pub.

The M Local convenience store is to take over the site of the Silver Jubilee Pub, in Hilton Road, Canvey.

Owner Punch Taverns decided to close the pub last month saying “it had a number of offers.”

Supermarket giant Morrisons has already applied to Castle Point Council for a new premises licence.

If approved, the store will be open Monday to Sunday from 6am to 11pm.

Former landlady Joanne Cramp and her family of five were forced to move out when the pub closed its doors on July 19.

She said: “I knew someone had bought it and like everyone else I had heard the rumours.

“I thought Tesco were trying to get it, but it seems Morrisons have got their foot in first.

“It’s a shame but I knew it wasn’t going to be a pub again.”

Canvey councillor Ray Howard said: “There’s going to be too much retail on Canvey.

“We’ve already got an Iceland and Morrisons at Northwick, and the Knightswick Centre, and plenty of express stores.

“There’s only somany that can earn a living and you would think the bigger stores would be sufficient.

“Clearly Morrisons are in the market for express stores.

“If it’s going to be convenient for residents that’s a bonus, but there are only so many who will shop there and it could have a fundamental effect on other stores.

“I was sad to see the Silver Jubilee close and I would have thought a Wetherspoons or a leisure facility would be ideal.

Not yet another food store.”

Morrisons’ interest has also raised the question of what will take the place of the King Canute pub which also closed this year.

Mr Howard said: “There are so many rumours, will that also be another food store? I initially thought Morrisons were taking over that. Who knows what is going to happen.”

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8:30am Tue 5 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

"Canvey councillor Ray Howard said: “There’s going to be too much retail on Canvey.

“We’ve already got an Iceland and Morrisons at Northwick, and the Knightswick Centre, and plenty of express stores.

“There’s only somany that can earn a living and you would think the bigger stores would be sufficient.

“Clearly Morrisons are in the market for express stores. "


Clearly he don't keep up on the news, Morrisons are struggling(along with Tesco), Morrisons dragged their heels in opening Express stores, now trying to get upto speed, sounds like he(Ray Howard) don't want another retail store opening on Canvey, how odd.
"Canvey councillor Ray Howard said: “There’s going to be too much retail on Canvey. “We’ve already got an Iceland and Morrisons at Northwick, and the Knightswick Centre, and plenty of express stores. “There’s only somany that can earn a living and you would think the bigger stores would be sufficient. “Clearly Morrisons are in the market for express stores. " Clearly he don't keep up on the news, Morrisons are struggling(along with Tesco), Morrisons dragged their heels in opening Express stores, now trying to get upto speed, sounds like he(Ray Howard) don't want another retail store opening on Canvey, how odd. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 3

9:51am Tue 5 Aug 14

Howard Cháse says...

Cheaper beer. Better range of drinks and cheaper crisps and peanuts. What's not to like?
Cheaper beer. Better range of drinks and cheaper crisps and peanuts. What's not to like? Howard Cháse
  • Score: 1

10:14am Tue 5 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

less far to drive for the lazy shirkers who live local, they must be celebrating...
less far to drive for the lazy shirkers who live local, they must be celebrating... pembury53
  • Score: -1

12:35pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Controversial1 says...

“I was sad to see the Silver Jubilee close and I would have thought a Wetherspoons or a leisure facility would be ideal.
He just wanted a weterspoon so he could go and sink a pint at 6am along withthe other bums in the photo.
trailer park trash
“I was sad to see the Silver Jubilee close and I would have thought a Wetherspoons or a leisure facility would be ideal. He just wanted a weterspoon so he could go and sink a pint at 6am along withthe other bums in the photo. trailer park trash Controversial1
  • Score: -5

2:17pm Tue 5 Aug 14

nicknows says...

Whilst I am not sorry to see The Silver Jubilee pub close I am sorry that it will be replaced with a shop. The poor residents will have to put up with cars coming and going from 6am to 11pm and once again the carpark will become a hangout for teenagers till the early hours of the morning.

A restruarant pub along the lines of Toby , Harvester would have been a welcome addition to the Island as there is a big shortage of places for a family to go out and eat.
Whilst I am not sorry to see The Silver Jubilee pub close I am sorry that it will be replaced with a shop. The poor residents will have to put up with cars coming and going from 6am to 11pm and once again the carpark will become a hangout for teenagers till the early hours of the morning. A restruarant pub along the lines of Toby , Harvester would have been a welcome addition to the Island as there is a big shortage of places for a family to go out and eat. nicknows
  • Score: 12

6:09pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Now listen for I have something to say says...

There's enough boozing on Canvey, shame it wasn't turned into a Methodist church hall, to give the yokels a chance to repent against their many sins.
There's enough boozing on Canvey, shame it wasn't turned into a Methodist church hall, to give the yokels a chance to repent against their many sins. Now listen for I have something to say
  • Score: -4

7:56pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Friendly Fire says...

nicknows wrote:
Whilst I am not sorry to see The Silver Jubilee pub close I am sorry that it will be replaced with a shop. The poor residents will have to put up with cars coming and going from 6am to 11pm and once again the carpark will become a hangout for teenagers till the early hours of the morning.

A restruarant pub along the lines of Toby , Harvester would have been a welcome addition to the Island as there is a big shortage of places for a family to go out and eat.
Most people from the Island catch their fish from the sea don't they?
[quote][p][bold]nicknows[/bold] wrote: Whilst I am not sorry to see The Silver Jubilee pub close I am sorry that it will be replaced with a shop. The poor residents will have to put up with cars coming and going from 6am to 11pm and once again the carpark will become a hangout for teenagers till the early hours of the morning. A restruarant pub along the lines of Toby , Harvester would have been a welcome addition to the Island as there is a big shortage of places for a family to go out and eat.[/p][/quote]Most people from the Island catch their fish from the sea don't they? Friendly Fire
  • Score: -8

7:11am Wed 6 Aug 14

The King of Southend says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
Cheaper beer. Better range of drinks and cheaper crisps and peanuts. What's not to like?
Probably more fights though.
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Cheaper beer. Better range of drinks and cheaper crisps and peanuts. What's not to like?[/p][/quote]Probably more fights though. The King of Southend
  • Score: 0

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