My Department has taken a number of steps to make communities aware of the Community Right to Bid as a way of protecting pubs from closure, including:
Promoting the Right to Bid through business partners such as the Plunkett Foundation, who work closely with communities concerning assets of community value.
Hosting a seminar in July 2013 facilitated by DCLG, CAMRA, Pub is the Hub, Plunkett Foundation, Locality and Co-ops UK. Communities were invited to come along and discuss with experts how to protect their local pubs, including through the Community Right to Bid. Also present were representatives from the Ivy House pub in Nunhead, London, the first pub to be listed as an asset of community value and which has recently re-opened.
Utilising social media including promotion of Community Right to Bid on Twitter.
Personally promoting the Community Right to Bid wherever possible, including speaking engagements such as my speech at the Great British Beer Festival on