Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, visited the King’s Arms, Rotherfield, in order to assess the recent damage caused by HGVs and to meet Chris and Antonia, who run the pub, to offer her support.

The pub, situated close to the road, has seen damage caused to its brickwork and wooden sidings, which has proved disruptive to the business’ operation.

Nus was accompanied on her visit by Cllr. Bob Standley, the local county councillor for the area.

The visit included an inspection of the damage to outside façade of the building, as well as a discussion with Chris and Antonia as to the help that could be available from the council, in order to curb the number of HGVs making contact with the building. These included various speed and width restrictions on the road approaching the King’s Arms, amongst other potential solutions.

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, said“I am pleased to offer my support to the King’s Arms, a fantastic local business based in Rotherfield.

“I will be putting pressure on the council to find a rapid solution to this problem: one that has been hurting this business for far too long now. It is important we offer any and all help that we can in situations like this.

“I look forward to working closely with Cllr. Standley, and I will ensure to keep monitoring the damage being done closely.”