England & Wales Personal and organisational development

Community pubs: CAMRA and LGiU reception


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Our chair @MichaelPayneUK speaking at our @CAMRA_Official drinks at #LGAConf16 – with real ale in hand. pic.twitter.com/sZbvWmKGMb

— LGiU (@LGiU) July 5, 2016

The LGiU is about people and the places where we live: we are about the everyday essentials that make life work – health, schools, homes, jobs, support, open spaces and the rest.

The thread that weaves through all of our work is the core belief that all of these essentials are best when they are designed and delivered locally.

At LGiU we feel that we are in a pretty fortunate position. We are lucky to have a wide network of councils, community groups, voluntary sector organisations, businesses and others with a deep interest in and commitment to local public services.

Organisations like CAMRA.

LGiU has worked with CAMRA over the last few years to promote the role local government has in saving pubs using vigorous planning powers, public engagement, and campaigns. Promoting the value of community pubs in our communities.

We care about more than just the services that councils deliver, but the communities they serve. We feel that pubs are an essential part of the social fabric of communities. Places and spaces where they can come together to generate community spirit, essential spaces to bring people together.