PUBS in and around Ashbourne are being invited to take part in a massive campaign to champion the importance of keeping ‘locals’ alive.
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is holding a ‘Community Pubs Month’ initiative in April and leaders hope as many as 8,000 pubs will take part across the country.
A spokesman for the organisation said: “With 18 pubs closing every week, this national event encourages all British pubs to sign-up to the campaign and organise a number of events throughout the month to try and entice more trade.
“Each pub will receive a free promotional pack and can use the Community Pubs Month website to market their events for free.
“April’s campaign will be followed by three further campaigning months - ‘Pubs and Charity’ will begin in July, followed by ‘Pubs Are For Life’ in October and ‘Pubs: Support the Economy’ due in January next year.
To find out more about the campaigns or the organisation visit www.communitypubsmonth.org.uk