Comedian Patrick Marber has written a play inspired by his position as director of a non-league football club that has debuted in the West End. Nationally Patrick Marber is known for helping create Alan Partridge in On the Hour and The Day Today. But locally he is also known as one of Rooks125 – a group of six supporters who worked hard to take the ailing Lewes Football Club into community ownership. Read more here. [Source: Eastbourne Herald, 1 July 2015]
So far more than 600 pubs have been registered as an asset of community value and campaigners have pledged to triple that number during 2015 to take advantage of the change in the law so that pubs which play a crucial role at the heart of communities can remain a social hub for future generations.
Monday 23 March 2015 marked the first ever Community Pubs Day with ministers announcing a package of measures designed to bolster the Great British Pub and protect it for future generations. [Source: Locality – MyCommunity web site]