Demolition of Grantham pub Jacko’s is underway

Demolition of Jacko's on Grantham's Earlesfield estate.
Demolition of Jacko's on Grantham's Earlesfield estate.
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A pub on Grantham’s Earlesfield estate is being razed to the ground.

Jacko’s, formerly the Rose Castle and best known among locals as ‘The Giro’, is being demolished and should be nothing more than a pile of rubble by the end of the week.

The demolition is a little behind schedule, having begun on Friday and expected to be completed yesterday (Tuesday).

The Trent Road pub was bought by South Kesteven District Council last year. It plans to develop the site for the benefit of the community, after community leaders, groups and organisations got around the table to put together a “vision statement”.

At the time, SKDC’s property development manager Neil Cucksey said: “As a council we invested in this land which will now be developed to enhance the local community and to do this we needed to get residents and local community groups involved.

“We organised a workshop through OPUN, who specialise in design support services, which not only included local people but representatives from three churches, the foodbank, YMCA, the police, district and county councils, to mention a few, to get everyone’s views.”

SKDC has held a public consultation event to gauge opinion from people living on the estate. The council said it cannot reveal any further details for the future of the site at this stage.