Sunday, 19 July 2009

Jollydarity; Jolly Anglers Street Party

What a lovely street party, a great day not dampened by some variable weather. There was a large turnout, and a good atmosphere.

Rob White said: “On Tuesday, June 16, the Jolly Anglers opened for the last time. It was sold by Enterprise Inns. “Pubs like this one are part of the glue that holds communities together. We have already lost the Dove, the Plasterers and the Eastgate from the local area and we are all poorer for it. Let us work together to reopen The Jolly Anglers for the good of the community.”

Today news came of a record 39 pubs a week closing in Britain, up on the 36 closures a week in the first half of 2008, according to new figures compiled by CGA Strategy for the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA). "With pubs closing at a record rate and job losses escalating, it is truly staggering that the Government is proposing to hit the sector with a £300 million bill for extra red-tape this year alone" said Rob Hayward, Chief Executive of the BBPA. "In fact, the Government openly state they believe that their new regulations will lead to more pub closures and job losses.
It is community pubs that are most at threat. Suburban pubs are closing at the rate of 19 a week, town centre pubs at 8 a week and rural pubs at 13 a week. Britain's pubs are now closing almost ten times faster than in 2006 (four a week) and nearly twenty times faster than in 2005 (two a week).

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