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Social Diary Branch telephone 07757 772564, Email.MAYWild Card Brewery Spring Bank Holiday Beer Festival 27-30. See website for details.Rush Green Beer Festival in aid of charity for St Francis Hospice. All festival beers will be £2.50 a pint with all proceeds to Saint Francis Hospice. Rush Green Gardens, Rush Green Road, Romford, Essex, RM7 0LB. Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th.JUNEWed 1st 7.30 Docklands Crawl Town of Ramsgate, 62 Wapping High St, London E1W 2PN. 8.15 Captain Kidd, 108 Wapping High St, London E1W 2NE. 8.45 Prospect of Whitby, 57 Wapping Wall, London E1W 3SH. 9.30 Grapes, 76 Narrow St, London E14 8BP. 10.15 Henry Addington, 22-28 Mackenzie Walk, London E14 4PHMon 6Revitalisation Consultation Meeting Briefing for host branches and Regional Directors Leyton Orient Supporters Club 7 – 9pm Matchroom Stadium, Oliver Road E10 5NF Tea, coffee, tinned and bottled beer and cider will be available (no draft ale). Sign up to attend at revitalisation.camra.org.uk/get-involved/?reg=44 In April CAMRA's Revitalisation Project was launched by one of our founder members, Michael Hardman. The Project has been set up to review the Campaign’s purpose, focus and strategy. You should by now have received a consultation booklet, “Shaping the Future” in the post which contains all of the details. We want you to play a part in this important consultation by sharing your opinions about who CAMRA should represent and about the activities we should be conducting now and in the future, given the unprecedented changes that have been taking place in the brewing industry and licensed trade in recent years.CAMRA is running 50 consultation meetings all over the country over 6 months to ensure that our organisation, now 45 years old, reflects the opinions and wishes of its 177,000 members. There is a meeting coming up soon which might suit you:Alternatively you're very welcome to come along to any other meeting which is convenient - you can find out more and sign up at revitalisation.camra.org.uk/get-involved Your chance to help shape CAMRA's future. Why not come along and have your say?Thu 16 Leyton Orient Supporters Club Beer Festival Oliver Road E10 5NF. The England V Wales football match (KO 3pm) will be screened, during the game the lights will be dimmed. Club will open at 12.30 and close at 11pm Beers will be from Wales and England. Meet from 8pm. We will use this event to start the branch Great British Beer Festival Publicity drive.Tue 21th 7.30pm Pigs Ear Beer Festival Planning Meeting White Hart 1 Mile End Road E1 4TP Tue 28th 8pm Community Pub of the Year Presentation The Eleanor Arms 460 Old Ford Rd, E3 5JP. Presentation at 9pm. Thu 30th 8pm Cider Pub of the Year Presentation Rose and Crown 53 Hoe St E17 4SA. Presentation at 9pm JULY Sat 2nd 11.30am Epping Ramble and Pub Crawl (Out of Area) Meet at Epping station. 12.00 Theydon Oak, 9 Coopersale St, Epping, Essex CM16 7QJ. Walk through the countryside along bridleways and footpaths.1.45 Mole Trap, Tawney Common, Epping CM16 7PU. Walk through countryside along bridleways. 3.30 Kings Head, High Rd, North Weald Bassett, Epping CM16 6BU Walk through countryside and woods. 5.15 The Garnon Bushes, 13 Coopersale Common, Coopersale, Epping, Essex CM16 7QS. Walk across Coopersale Common back to Epping station.Thu 7th 8.30pm Great British Beer Festival Publicity Crawl at Mirth, Marvel and Maud Beer Festival (formally the cinema) 186 Hoe St E17 4QH Tue 12th 8pm Branch Meeting and Great British Beer Festival Publicity Drive The Dispensary 19A Leman Street, Whitechapel E1 8EN Tue 19th 7.30pm Pigs Ear Beer Festival Planning Meeting Rose and Crown 53 Hoe St E17 4SA Thu 28th 8.30pm Great British Beer Festival Publicity Crawl at Hoop & Grapes, 80 Farringdon St, EC4A 4BLEPPING AND ONGAR RAILWAY BEER FESTIVAL. The festival will run from Friday July 29th to Sunday July 31st at North Weald Station. This festival is supported and the bar is jointly staffed by ELAC membersVolunteers are needed from Monday 25th July to Monday 1st August, contact branch if you want to help.
The ACV Challenge - James Watson (ELAC’s Pubs
Assets of Community Value (ACVs) have been with us for three years now and there are 879 pubs listed in England, including around 90 in the Greater London Region. Many people are fixated with the "community right to bid" aspect and somehow feel that they will be obliged to raise funds to buy a pub. Although this is possible, it is highly unlikely. There are only two community-owned pubs in London which have gone down this route - The Ivy House and The Antwerp Arms. The other 88 were nominated primarily to achieve a planning purpose. A good example is The Chesham Arms in Hackney whose ACV status helped to save it from conversion to flats. It is still in the same ownership but the ACV registration was deployed as a tool to safeguard its long-term survival as a pub.Since April 2015, planning law has changed. When pubs are nominated as ACV, their permitted development rights for demolition and change of use are removed. This is very useful to us as it brings change of use and demolition under planning control. Also since the start of 2015, it has been possible for CAMRA branches to submit nominations for ACV status, without the need to collect 21 signatures or to form an association. CAMRA is a limited company which does not distribute a surplus to its members. This makes us eligible to put ACV nominations in as CAMRA Ltd, exploiting our branch structure to demonstrate a local connection.Nominating your treasured local has never been easier and it now provides meaningful planning protection. Our colleagues at HQ have a dedicated online survey tool to make the application process efficient. It really is as simple as ACV! The process is:1. Identify a pub (or pubs) in the local area that you believe would be a great loss of converted to alternative use2. Obtain the permission of the ELAC Branch Chairman (Kim Scott) or deputy (John Pardoe) to submit this nomination as ELAC3. Use the online Survey Monkey form to complete the questionnaire on the pub: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FJMTNFX4. HQ staff will check the info, download (and pay for!) the Land Registry documents, and email all the forms back to you.5. You then take the form to the Town Hall or email to the Council in question, being sure to obtain a receipt!The Council has 8 weeks in which to make a decision. You will be notified when your pub is added to the register. It is a good idea to speak to the licensee / publican so the notification does not come as a shock. Most publicans see registration as a badge of honour. The pub will receive a certificate from the government, and a "This Pub Matters" pack from CAMRA.Don't delay - List Your Local Today.