THE MP for Chirk and the Ceiriog Valley wants residents to nominate pubs in the region which have gone the extra mile during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Clwyd South MP Simon Baynes is supporting PubAid’s campaign and encouraging entries from their 2020 Community Pub Hero Awards.

Every year, PubAid runs a competition to find the Charity Pub of the Year, sponsored by Matthew Clark and run in conjunction with the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group.

This year, the country’s pubs, and people’s lives more broadly, have been disrupted by the Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown.

Mr Baynes believes it is important to recognise the hard work pubs have put in to help their communities.

“There are some amazing pubs in Clwyd South who have really gone the extra mile to help their communities through the pandemic,” he said.

“I’d encourage any Clwyd South residents who know of any such pubs to send in a nomination so our local licensees and teams get the recognition they deserve.”

PubAid decided to change the name of the competition this year to the Community Pub Hero Awards.

They are looking for pubs which may have helped by offering vital supplies for local residents, cooking hot meals for the elderly or keeping people connected through online quizzes or chats.

To nominate a pub, please complete a nomination form before November 30 by visiting