Save our pub: Drinkers' powers to postpone conversion
3 December 2013 Last updated at 09:37 GMT
Drinkers have grouped together to save their pub being turned into a supermarket or shop, using powers to postpone a sale for six months allowing enough time to raise funds to buy it themselves.
One weapon that communities have to stop developers buying and converting a pub is to list it as an asset of community value.
Sunday Politics South East's Bhavani Vadde reports for the Daily Politics from Tunbridge Wells. She spoke to Peter Taylor from the Friends of the Royal Oak and Community, Camra chief executive Mike Benner, and British Beer & Pubs Association chief executive Brigid Simmonds.