A big thank you to everyone that has signed and shared our petition, to keep The Boileroom open – we really appreciate everyone’s support and are truly grateful to each and every one of you.
A lot of people have been asking how they can help further than signing the petition and sharing via social networks. We are asking that those that feel comfortable to write a letter or email of support to Licensing at Guildford Borough Council, referencing the licensing conditions that we adhere to rigorously, and the management of the venue including noise, would be greatly appreciated – the more voices we can raise the better!
To email, the address is: email@example.com, with firstname.lastname@example.org cc-ed (so we can keep a copy for our records). or written letters can be posted to this address (please do send us a copy too if possible): Licensing Department, Guildford Borough Council, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4BB.
Our good friends at Music Venues Trust are also running a petition to see a change in the law, to review the current legislation of noise abatement orders. If their petition gains 100,000 signatures or more it will be considered for debate by the Backbench Business Committee in Parliament. This is a nationwide problem, that is not only affecting ourselves, but fellow independent venues like The Fleece in Bristol, Night and Day Cafe in Manchester, the Blind Tiger in Brighton, Tin Pan Alley in Camden, who are also facing similar issues- we all need your help to keep music live!
The Boileroom Team