The Government has strengthened planning guidance issued to local councils to encourage developers building homes near pubs to install soundproofing — a victory for the Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s Make Some Noise campaign.
Community pubs minister Brandon Lewis has some sage advice for those in the trade: be positive about the role of pubs and unite behind the right campaigns — oh, and don’t forget the coffee pot. Michelle Perrett gets the conversation brewing.
All-Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group Chair, Greg Mulholland, has secured a meeting with the Community Pubs Minister, Brandon Lewis MP, to discuss the issue of pubs being converted into supermarkets.
Toby Perkins, the MP for Chesterfield and Labour shadowpPubs minister, has joined forces with controversial licensee Dave Mountford to protect local pubs and licensees from unfair practices employed by some of the large pub companies.