We wrote an open letter to Anne Main which, combined with your emails to her, resulted in Anne joining us on a Save Our Pubs walking tour through St Albans on Friday November 16th. Although many of St Albans pub landlords were working, the tour group included landlords from The White Hart Tap, The Verulam Arms, The Boot, Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, The Six Bells and a representative from CAMRA.
The tour started from the Blacksmiths Arms, where a Save Our Pubs poster with business rate information was displayed, then went past the Beech House, before a quick stop in at The Boot… We continued the tour, taking Anne down George Street past Suckerpunch and Dylansand then on to Ye Olde Fighting Cocks.
We then took Anne through Verulamium Park to the now closed Black Lion and Blue Anchor pubs which have been redeveloped into residential property.
We ended the tour at the Six Bells in St Michaels.
All along the tour, were posters and banners highlighting the impact of business rate increase on our pubs.
The outcome of the Save St Albans Pubs tour with Anne Main was positive. Anne has agreed to present our case at Parliament and gave us much needed guidance on how to structure the information required to make our case.
We Need Your Support
Please show us your support by contacting Anne Main either by writing, using the template form on the back page to:
Anne Main MP
House of Commons
or by emailing the MP for your constituency, for
St Albans Anne Main:
MAINA@parliament.uk and ask them to #saveourpubs