Nominations for the 2018 Pub Saving Award are open
CAMRA’s Pub Saving Award was created to recognise the communities and individuals who put everything they’ve got into saving their local pub. These people are the heroes who don’t take demolition, conversion or imminent closure lying down.
The award aims to secure publicity for pub-saving campaigns so that people all over the country can be inspired and motivated to save their own local pubs.
Last year, this special award was won by local residents of Stockbury in Kent, who successfully saved the much-loved The Harrow. In 2016 the pub was set to be closed, but local campaigners worked hard to secure £380,000 in donations, building a network of 140 shareholders from the local area and support from local businesses to buy the pub from Shepherd Neame. The Plunkett Foundation and More Than A Pub also helped to raise the funds.
The 200 year old pub is now thriving in its new role as a community hub, with an internet café and book swaps among its extra-useful additional areas.
To send in your nominations, email competition coordinator Paul Ainsworth: firstname.lastname@example.org