Locals became alarmed earlier this week when they saw smoke issuing from the chimney of the Imperial Hotel at Clifton.
Police were called to the Heritage Listed pub (which has been closed for years and boarded up following it’s purchase by Shellharbour Workers Club earlier this year) and found a man camping inside. He’d lit a fire to stay warm.
The man was sent on his way and no charges have been laid.
Shellharbour Workers Club is yet to formally comment on their plans for the site.