A campaign is encouraging people to spend some time each week working from their local pub, cafe or community space.
‘Work from your local’ has opened for registration and has seen venues from across the UK register to take part offering up workspace in return for food, drinks and hospitality.
So far the closest venue to Torfaen is The Farmers Arms in Newport who offer a table for £10 with free unlimited tea/ coffee and a sandwich. Another pub in Gwent is the Coach & Horses in Chepstow who say workers will “enjoy free WiFi, bottomless tea/coffee and a delicious lunch.”
Helen Rogers, Chief Campaigner at Work from your local, said: “Two thirds of us are set to work from home more often, saving money on commuting and lunches, but bored of working in our bedroom and eating the same thing for lunch. Getting back out into communities, spending money in our favourite locals, many of which have been crippled by lockdowns, feels like a no brainer.”
How does it work?
● Venues such as pubs, cafes and community spaces add themselves to the Work from your
local map stating their requirements for working there – eg. minimum spend / flat fee etc. It’s
free to register and venues keep all income generated.
● People use the map to find a venue to work from, taking note of the requirements for doing
so, and off to work they go.
Work from your local are campaigning to get people working 1 day a week from a local, on the venue's terms. 🍺
☕️Pubs and cafes add themselves to the map stating their requirements for working there (eg.min spend/flat fee). It's free to join and venues keep all 💵generated 1/2
— Work from your local (@WFyourlocal) March 21, 2021