The Vaults called time for the last time on Sunday. Only Jo, the manager lost her job. Out of the other staff, 60% are now working at the Cricketers and 40% are now working at the Robert Ransome.
The Golden Lion closed for commercial reasons. The lease is £100k per annum, the business rates are another £100k per annum and of course there’s other overheads. though our lousy Labour council insists that the government sets business rates, the truth is, they can lower them if it is beneficial to the town. But of course, they’d rather blame the Tories and have places boarded up to have the place looking like a run down ruinous mess, to make people more inclined to vote for them.