The Sustainable Communities Act
The Sustainable Communities Act is a law that can save pubs and promote local brewers by:-
Giving communities a legal right of first option to take over pubs in danger of closure
Giving councils powers to stop developers demolishing pubs to make way for 'development'
Requiring supermarkets to stock local beers
Boosting local shops and jobs, so increasing the viability of 'locals'
Allowing pub landlords to stock a guest beer
In order to make the act effective, local councils need to sign up for the act.
Regretably neither Enfield or Barnet council signed up for the act by the first round deadline on 31st July 2009. Ask them why not! 18 other London boroughs (including Camden, Haringey, Hackney, Harrow and Islington) have signed up.
To find out more, visit http://www.localworks.org