Babs starts petition to stop her East End pub being bulldozed
Pub landlady Babs Greenland is fighting plans to bulldoze her traditional family boozer in London’s East End.
She launched a petition on Monday with husband Kevin at Poplar’s Lord Stanley pub in Carmen Street, next to Langdon Park, which attracted 80 names in the first 24 hours.
The petition is being lodged at Tower Hamlets council tomorrow (Thurs) before a planning decision is made next week.
Developers want to knock it down and put up a block of flats with a small wine bar.
“No-one round here wants a wine bar,” she told the Advertiser. “This is a quiet, traditional family pub that everyone loves. One of my regulars in her eighties was in tears when she heard they wanted to pull it down.
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“So many East End pubs have shut—this is one of the few left in this area.”
The pub was sold by Admiralty Taverns last summer to a property company in Hertfordshire.
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They have put in a planning application at the Town Hall to pull down the building and replace it with housing. But the managing agents, County Estate Pubs in Wiltshire, wouldn’t comment.
Babs, 54, a grandmum-of-three who has been running The Lord Stanley 19 years, would lose her living if it closed.
Husband Kevin, 62, a former Truman’s brewery worker who serves behind the bar, runs the pub’s successful football team which won the London City Airport League Premier Cup last year.
“We’ve had little contact from the new land owners,” said Kevin. “A man came in last year saying they wanted to build some flats, but would keep the pub—now the council tells us the developers want to pull it down.”
The couple are meeting Poplar & Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick on Friday in their campaign to keep the pub going.