“Why I listed my pub as an ACV"

A South Herts licensee believes listing his pub as an Asset of Community Value is so important that he's done it himself. 

Nigel Wild, licensee at the Rose & Crown in St Albans has put forward his own pub to be nominated as an ACV to ensure it remains at the heart of the community. 

He is working with the South Hertfordshire CAMRA branch to ensure that his pub is granted the ACV status. 

ACV nominations give licensees the power to safeguard valued local pubs – and provide a quality mark that the pub is valued by local people. 

Wild said: "It's important for me as a licensee to have my pub recognised in the community which is why I nominated it with the CAMRA branch to be listed as an Asset of Community Value. 

"Not only does the ACV prevent the pub company from selling the pub to a property developer without our consent, but it also acts as a quality mark that the pub is clearly valued by the community and the local council." 

CAMRA is currently campaigning to protect Britain's most treasured pubs by nominating them as ACVs to help stem the number of pub closures which currently stands at a rate of 27 a week. 

CAMRA's Head of Communications Tom Stainer said: "It is fantastic to see licensees in St Albans come together with their CAMRA branch to nominate their pub as an Asset of Community Value. ACV status generates vital support for local pubs and highlights the wide variety of community orientated events and activities that contribute significantly to local civic life. With 27 pubs closing every week we want to secure greater support for ACV pubs to ensure they continue to be at the heart of our communities."

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