save your local

Rory is inviting constituents to join him for a pint this Saturday to find out how they can save their local pub from closure.

The event, set to take place on Saturday 2nd July, 2.30 – 4:00pm, will be held in association with the Plunkett Foundation, an organisation that supports community-ownership in rural communities, at the Old Crown pub in Hesket Newmarket, the first ever community-owned pub in England.

The event will provide constituents an opportunity to speak Rory about losing their local pub and the impact this can have on communities.

Rory said: “Pubs are vital for rural communities; they are real community hubs – places where people can meet and interact. They really do provide the lifeblood of our rural towns and villages, and worryingly increasing numbers of communities across Cumbria are faced with losing their local pub. The purpose of this important event is to help communities to understand what they can do to save their local – and it’s already been done here in Penrith and the Border, not only in Hesket Newmarket but now also at Crosby Ravensworth.  I would encourage anyone who is interested in saving their local pub to come along and find out more.”

Anyone interested in attending needs to contact the Plunkett Foundation via [email protected] or by calling 01993 810730 to register their interest.

The event is being held as part of Co-operative Fortnight, a celebration of how co-operatives improve people’s lives.

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