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Outside seating plans will help locals survive and thrive – CAMRA

Responding to the publication of UK Government legislation to help pubs in England and Wales by allowing them to use outdoor space for extra seating, CAMRA National Chairman Nik Antona said: 

“Pub goers and beer and cider drinkers will welcome this announcement which will help make sure pubs, when they reopen, can survive and thrive by making the most of outdoor space for extra al-fresco seating.  

This will make a huge difference to the viability of our well-loved community pubs which are a vital part of our social fabric, helping to tackle loneliness and social isolation. 

“CAMRA will be working to make sure pub goers using outdoor seating at our locals do so safely, responsibly and considerately. 

“We are also calling on all local councils to make sure applications to use outside space are dealt with quickly and don’t come with a huge price tag in terms of application fees.  

“We are also urging the Government to make sure a second wave of financial support is available, especially for pubs that can’t re-open or who will be operating at a massively reduced trade because they don’t have any suitable outside space they can use.” 


Notes to editors: 

About CAMRA:  

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is a not-for-profit consumer group with over 192,000 members that has been operating since 1971. Our vision is to have quality real ale and thriving pubs in every community. 

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