Number of Asset of Community Value Pubs Doubles to 1200

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).

Regional breakdown of ACV pubs

Tim Page, CAMRA Chief Executive says: “It is fantastic to see community groups across England coming together to protect 1,200 pubs across the country from redevelopment or demolition. This figure is a testament to the effectiveness of putting power back into the hands of local communities and giving them a chance to have a say in shaping their town centres. We hope to more than double that figure by this time next year.

"ACV status also 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 29 pubs closing every week we want to secure greater support for ACV listed pubs to ensure they continue to be at the heart of our communities.”

The Rising Sun (above) is 1 of 45 pubs to be successfully listed as an ACV by Aylesbury Vale & Wycombe CAMRA.

The Rising Sun (above) is 1 of 45 pubs to be successfully listed as an ACV by Aylesbury Vale & Wycombe CAMRA.

ACVs are one of the only tools we have available to use when fighting to save local pubs. When listed, pubs are automatically granted additional protection.

All ACV pubs will be subject to a planning application should the owner wish to demolish or convert it and the community will also be consulted if a listed pub comes under threat.

Follow these steps to nominate your local as an ACV:

  1. Decide who you are nominating the pub on behalf of
  2. Either download an application form from the Council website or use CAMRA’s online nomination tool to fill out information on the nominated pub
  3. Request Land Registry Documents from CAMRA’s Campaigns Team on
  4. Submit the application to the Local Authority
  5. Wait 8 weeks to hear the decision! You will be notified by the Council on a decision either way by letter or email

The Ivy House (above) in London was the first pub to be listed as an ACV and become community owned. 

CAMRA Branches and community groups across the country are now working hard to get 3,000 pubs listed as ACVs by the end of 2016 to help stem the number of pub closures.

To help achieve this target, CAMRA will be hosting ACV specific workshops in St Albans and Derby, whilst general workshops on saving pubs will be held in Newcastle Chester.

These events are a great way to get more involved or even simply to find out more about saving your local pub. For more details, email Faye Grima at

CAMRA's most recent list of ACV pubs is available on our website website:


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