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01/08/2019

CAMRA responds to Tower Hamlets blanket pub listing

Following the announcement that Tower Hamlets has protected 35 pubs across the East End, please find below comment from CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale.

Nik Antona, CAMRA’s National Chairman said: “It is fantastic to hear that Tower Hamlets has taken concrete steps to protect 35 historic pubs across East End. Pubs play a hugely important role to our heritage, well-being and national economy– from stunning architectural designs that have stood the test of time, to street-corner locals that still offer a communal space for local people to meet and make friends.

“Using local listings is an innovative way to give pubs extra protection and sets an example that other local authorities may wish to follow. The pub and beer industry supports nearly 900,000 jobs across the UK and contributes £23.6bn to our economy – their importance simply cannot be overstated.”

Full story available here: https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/bars/east-end-pubs-protected-from-last-orders-a4202066.html

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