24 JAN 2011

Jack Lopresti MP stands up for local pubs

Jack Lopresti MP has spoken in a Parliamentary debate on the Future of Pubs.

In the speech Jack said:

"I have long been of the view that the local pub is an essential part of the social fabric of our communities.  They play an important role in the social cohesion of an area.  I support the Governments idea of local communities being given the opportunity to take over closing local pubs, under new powers contained in the localism Bill, possibly funded by the Big Society Bank.  However, we must ensure that as many functioning pubs as possible remain open.

The Government must encourage further co-location of services in pubs; there are examples of post offices being set up in pubs, delicatessens and small shops being incorporated into a pub design.

And us, the public as consumers, need to take some responsibility to support and to continue to enjoy and encourage others to experience the hospitality and pleasure gained from a trip to the pub.  Also to recognise and inform others on what the loss of these valuable community hubs would mean to the quality of life and social cohesion in our local areas."

In the speech Jack paid tribute to some of his local pubs; the Stokers Pub in Little Stoke, The Fox in Easter Compton and The Beaufort Arms in Stoke Gifford.

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