Community Pubs Minister Kris Hopkins has launched a national day of celebration for all pubs listed as assets of community value. Community Pubs Day will be held on 23 March to raise a glass to the hundreds of ACVlisted pubs and urge other communities across the country to consider listing their local to give it additional protection.
The Department for Communities and Local Government is producing a ‘community asset certificate’, which will be made available to every listed pub to hang behind the bar, giving publicans the chance to celebrate the fact their pub is prized so highly by customers.
Hopkins has written to the licensees of all the listed pubs asking them to consider taking part. Hopkins said: “A lot of hard work has been put in by communities up and down the land to protect their beloved pubs from selloff and I believe many more could be afforded this protection, which is why we are calling on people to consider whether they might want to list their local.
Heres One you Can Print Out
This Grotty Run Down Pub Which has Seen No Investment for 20 Years and is Much Loved But Never Used By Locals is Hereby Declared An Asset of Community Value
This Means that if the Owners Greedy Head of Property wants to Sell the Site for a Fortune for Housing We Will Have Six Months to Raise the Money to Buy it, and as it is Probably Losing Money Hand over Fist it won’t cost a lot, if the local planning authority has the guts to refuse your application. Sadly at the end of the day the locals probably won’t be arsed and won’t be able to raise the ½ million to renovate it (as there average age is 73 they wont get a bank loan) and make it a going concern, sad really.
Kris Hopkins – Minister for Community Pubs