On Wednesday 9th March CAMRA once again welcomed MPs, Lords and industry leaders to its annual Westminster Reception, hosted by Simon Hoare MP. CAMRA volunteers from across the country were able to speak directly to MPs and Lords about some of the issues affecting beer drinkers and pub-goers, including CAMRA’s campaign to cut beer duty by another 1p in the Chancellor’s Budget next week.
CAMRA hosts its first Reception in Northern Ireland CAMRA hosted its first ever Reception in Northern Ireland on February 18th to launch its Manifesto ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections on May 5th.
Updated documents available to assist branches with ACV nominations
Councillors in London launch campaign to protect pubs by nominating them as Assets of Community Value (ACV).
Thanks to the support from CAMRA branches the number of Assets of Community Value (ACV) pubs has doubled in the past six months to over 1200. The number of ACV listed pubs varies from region to region, with over half in the South of England. There are 263 listed pubs in the North whilst the Midlands have 229 (1).
New research from Oxford University today reveals that people who have a ‘local’ pub are not only significantly happier than those who do not, but also have higher life satisfaction and have more close friends.
ACV research assistance
Carl Griffin the Chairman of the Aylesbury Vale & Wycombe CAMRA Branch speaks to Faye Grima, Campaigns officer from CAMRA, on why communities should nominate their local pubs as Assets of Community Value (ACV) and the benefits of an ACV status. ‘ACV’ stands for 'Asset of Community Value' and is used as a way to protect pubs in your community. Local people can come together to easily nonimate pubs as ACVs as a group of 21 local people or in connection with your...
Robin Hood and Little John wins CAMRA’s National Cider Pub of the Year
New research released to mark the launch of the Good Beer Guide 2016, shows 70%* of all pubs now serve real ale, compared to just a third when the book was first published in 1975.