District council makes former Catterick Garrison bar owner bankrupt

Bar 28 which later became Muse and then KOKO/Kabana Sports bar.

Richmondshire District Council has taken a bankruptcy order out on the former owner of a Catterick Garrison bar.

The authority took action against Michael James Mcfetrich who owed the authority more than £51,000 in unpaid business rates.

Mr Mcfetrich, 66, from Wylam in Northumberland, owned Bar 28 in Shute Road, Catterick Garrison, until its closure in 2013.

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The bar later became Muse before reopening as KOKO/Kabana Sports bar, which shut earlier this year following a drugs raid.

A bankruptcy order is issued to an individual from the court, making them bankrupt.

Details of the order were released today by the council.

In the last 12 months the authority collected 98.94 per cent of council tax – making it the best performing council in North Yorkshire and 20th in the country.

It collects council tax from 23,500 homes across the district – acting as the agent for precepts from North Yorkshire County Council, the fire and police services and local parishes.

The council’s business rates collection was at 98.53 per cent – putting it at 166 in the country.

In an effort to improve these collection rates the council said it was working closely with Matthew Whyatt and Daniel Seasman of specialist insolvency and revenues solicitors, Alexander Whyatt Solicitors.