Local Campaigning Targets

At our branch AGM in March 2017, the following campaigning targets were agreed:

1

The branch will make a concerted effort to raise the profile of real ale in areas currently regarded as beer deserts e.g. Kilwinning, Cumnock, the Irvine Valley and the Doon Valley.

Any member who has the misfortune to reside in an area that is bereft of real ale outlets is encouraged to talk to the licencees of their local pubs/clubs/hotels about real ale and its benefits at every opportunity.  Keep requesting real ale and perhaps leave a few copies of our branch magazine.

2

Adopt strategies to support rural pubs.

This would include attending Bus Users Group meetings and republishing the Rail and Bus pub guides to help achieve this target.  A refreshed digital version of the Ale Trails using public transport should be available later in 2017 with hard copies printed in early 2018.

3

Activate members through greater use of social media.

Members are encouraged to share their real ale related activities via our Facebook group, including:

  • information on real ales available in their local pubs
  • beer festivals they may be visiting
  • photgraphs of their activities

Follow our Twitter posts @awcamra

 


Scottish Campaign

We Need Your Help and Support!

Every week a pub is lost in Scotland and your voice is needed to urge the Scottish Government to give greater protection to pubs and the licensees which run them.

A consultation has been launched in Scotland which assesses the need for the Scottish Government to introduce a Pubs Code and Adjudicator to govern the behaviour of large pub companies and ensure licensees are treated fairly.

And your voice is key to ensuring the Scottish Government listens to the views of pub goers and consumers.

As you may be aware, last year a Statutory Pubs Code came into force in England and Wales to govern the relationship between tied tenants and pub companies. An Adjudicator was also established to conduct investigations into breaches of the Code, with the power to impose financial penalties on pub companies that do so.

A similar system is urgently needed in Scotland to ensure licensees across the country are not left behind or disadvantaged compared to those in England and Wales.

Please use this opportunity to ensure the voices of consumers is heard.

RESPOND TO THE CONSULTATION ONLINE HERE

Or fill out a word document version here and email it back to faye.grima@camra.org.uk

The consultation process closes on 31 July 2017.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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