“I’LL DO ALL I CAN TO SAVE THE RAVEN” SAYS LUFF
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“I’LL DO ALL I CAN TO SAVE THE RAVEN” SAYS LUFF

Droitwich MP Peter Luff has written to the receivers in charge of the Impney Group, which includes both The Chateau Impney and The Raven hotels, to say he will do all he can to help save the hotels. He was reacting to the news that The Raven had been closed and all its business transferred the Chateau.
In his letter to BDO LLP, Peter writes,

“Although your spokesman is quoted a saying that The Raven is likely to re-open in due course, the timescale is worryingly vague.

“I appreciate the obligations on BDO as administrators, but I cannot emphasise sufficiently the importance to the town of both these hotels, and, as far as the centre of Droitwich is concerned, of the Raven itself.

“It would be a matter if the utmost seriousness to the town were The Raven to remain closed for more than the absolute minimum of time. Precisely when the prospects to for the town's future are otherwise so encouraging, I hope you will be able to tell me that you share my view that it would be completely unthinkable to close this hotel permanently.

“If there is anything I can do as the town's MP to talk to potential purchasers or to any public body that might assist the re-opening, I stand ready to do it.

“Above all I urge you to recognise that in these two hotels you have more than just another two highly regarded catering and hospitality outlets - you have much of the history and soul of Droitwich. I am sure, with sufficient imagination, both hotels could flourish. I will do whatever I can to help achieve that.”

Commenting, Peter said,

“Everything is going for Droitwich at present – all we needed to do was to secure the future of the Brine Baths and we could have looked forward to a very good period for the town. Now comes this deeply worrying development. We must do all we can to get The Raven re-opened. Its place is the town is vital to Droitwich’s character and reputation.”

ENDS


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