Micropub Magazine - Update
As we head towards the end of 2020, a year many of us would want to forget, we are still battling against Covid-19, lockdowns, restrictions, social distancing. Many micropub owners are continuing to do their level best to provide a delivery or take away service in order to survive but some have not re-opened during this second lockdown, and some have not opened since last March. Sadly, there have been 15 micropubs that have closed during the past few months that we are aware of.
Yet, against this backdrop, remarkably, applications to open micropubs throughout the UK continue as our latest news items show. Determined to see a future beyond Covid-19 and a chance to get communities back together, we salute all of those taking these steps in these uncertain times. They deserve to succeed.
And as well as micropubs, microbreweries are needing our support more than ever. Hopefully you signed the petition to reverse the change to small brewers’ relief which we promoted a few weeks back. We are all in this together to make sure our fabulous industries survive.
And what of Micropub Magazine? Unfortunately, there will not be another edition this year. But hopefully, with a Covid-19 vaccine very near, and with potential advertisers looking to promote their products once again early in 2021, we are hopeful of re-starting the publication in the not too distant future. We have been working on new ideas and concepts for the magazine during these past few months and look forward to putting these into practise in 2021.
Thank you all for your continued patience in these troubling times. Please bear with us and hopefully soon we will be able to produce our magazine for you once again. Stay safe and keep the faith.
Owner, Micropub Magazine
13th November 2020