Flockton's Sun Inn electric off for a week after bill mix-up
Apr 19 2010 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A VILLAGE pub will re-open this week – thanks to the Examiner.
But Sun Inn licensee Sue Greenwood is still fuming, after electricity chiefs cut off her supply because of a bill unpaid by a previous tenant of the Flockton pub.
She is angry that she has lost a week’s trade, has had to throw away hundreds of pounds worth of food stored in fridges and freezers and has had to eat takeaway meals because she lives at the pub.
NPower apologised to Mrs Greenwood yesterday after the Examiner contacted them to raise her concerns.
But they said they were unable to reconnect her until today at the earliest, meaning she lost another weekend of trading.
Mrs Greenwood, who took over the Barnsley Road pub three months ago, was shocked when officials called on her last Tuesday.
“They turned up the pub while I was out and told a member of my staff they were there to cut off the power.
“She rang me in a panic and when I got there, they said there was an outstanding electricity bill for more than £7,000 that had to be paid, or else the power supply would be cut off.
“I explained to them that in the three months I had been there, my electricity bill had totalled £650 and every penny of that had been paid on time.