It is just over 3 weeks since The Pub In The Village - Save The Red Lion Camapign was formally launched. We are proud to have achieved good local publicity & have 112 Facebook friends, as well as being followed on Twitter by 111 regional businesses & press/media.
But now the Camapign is about to go national! On 5 June the Fair Deal for Your Local campaign - which seeks a fairer deal for how pubcos - pubs that own pubs - operate their pubs, has a rally in Westminster. Their pubs are tied to them - meaning that their pubs don't have the same freedoms that free houses have.
Being tied to a pubco can lead to a lack of investment in a pub & higher drink prices. This can lead to pubs become unprofitable. This can lead to a lack of customers. It can lead to pubs being closed or sold as they don't bring the money in for the pubco.
Do you recognise this in our local?
So, the Save The Red Lion Campaign is totally in tune with the campaign objectives of Fair Deal for Your Local. Which is why on 5 June ITV's Daybreak breakfast time programme, which will have a piece on the Fair Deal for Your Local rally, is giving the television piece a real life example of a pub under threat. That is why the ITV Daybreak programme will speak to Save The Red Lion Camapign Supporters live from the Red Lion pub.
Don't just turn on to watch the ITVDaybreak programme. Come down to the Red Lion pub & become part of the story.
Save The Red Lion Campaign now has national attention!
Save The Red Lion Campaign Patrons
- Sidbury Community Enterprises' community share offer launched to buy the Red Lion
- Save The Red Lion Campaign Patrons - Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP & The Reverend Susie Williams
- Campaign's company - Sidbury Community Enterprises - has made an offer to buy the Red Lion
- East Devon District Council has listed the Red Lion pub as an Asset of Community Value - a significant Campaign milestone