A campaign to save a pub building from developers is at an end despite the support of dozens of residents in Stretford.

The campaign to save the Robin Hood launched around two years ago led by a collective of residents from the town.

In 2020 and 2022, there were two applications to turn it into apartments and houses, both of which were withdrawn.

It suggested there was an opportunity to buy it and to bring it back into use for the first time since it was abandoned and allowed to deteriorate into dereliction.

At the time coordinator Colette Nerini told The Messenger: "This is the best place with the best people in the world.

"It is so important for us to hold on to the historic buildings we have in Stretford."

Messenger Newspapers: The Robin Hood

The collective raised around £4,000 over the course of a crowdfunding campaign for work such as valuation but they said the developers refused all discussion.

In a post on social media this week they said a lack of support from the authorities and a lack of time meant they were setting the remaining £1,600 to one side.

It said: "The funds are deposited with Stretford Public Hall for safekeeping in the event the campaign is picked up again. If anyone wishes to reactivate the work then they should contact stretfordforum@stretfordpublichall.org.uk. 

"If there is no activity after 12 months we propose the funds are donated to Stretford Public Hall for use by them."

This article was written by Jack Tooth. To contact him, email jack.tooth@newsquest.co.uk or follow @JTRTooth on Twitter.