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CAMRA and LGIU team up to protect local pubs

CAMRA and think-tank LGIU (Local Government Information Unit) hosted a successful event during the Local Government Association Conference this week – to call on Councillors to do more to protect local pubs in their patch.

The event was hosted at the popular Goat & Tricycle pub in Bournemouth, and attended by over 50 Council Leaders, Council Chief Executives and local Councillors.

With 27 pubs closing every week, CAMRA says they desperately need the support of local authority leaders who have the power to stand up for their community.

CAMRA is therefore continuing its work with the LGIU to encourage Local Councillors to:

- Host a surgery in a local pub 
- Support Asset of Community Value listings
- Ensure the local Council has a strong pub protection policy within local plans
- Consider alternatives to the Late Night Levy to manage the late night economy - Join CAMRA in campaigning to change planning law to protect all pubs regardless of ACV status

Welcoming the attendees to the event, CAMRA Chief Executive Tim Page said: "For you as councillors, pubs allow you to engage in conversation with, and so get to know better, other members of your local communities. And these opportunities can help build those important and new partnerships to help get things done in your villages, towns and cities.

Pubs play an invaluable part in people's lives - and you now have a real opportunity to help build strong communities  by protecting valued local pubs in your area". 

For more information on our campaign, please visit: http://www.camra.org.uk/information-for-councillors