George informed of final court date… how you can help!

The George Tavern have been informed of their upcoming date at the Court of Appeal. The case will now be heard on Wednesday 8th June.

This is the crescendo of a nine year battle with developers who want to build luxury flats in close proximity to the established music venue.

The Judge is seeing this as a test case and will consider whether planning authorities should allow new development, if it threatens established licensed premises. In particular, the Court will consider whether complaints from residents of any new development will put the operating licences of live music venues at risk. This is not only about the George, but about live music more generally.

if you would like to show your support in person, then the George would love to see you at the Court (please keep an eye on our twitter for news of location and time).

If you’re not available but would like to show your then please do sign the petition (if you’ve not done so already) and share it widely with friends and family (using #savethegeorgetavern). The more who sign up, the more we can demonstrate just how important the George for the music community to the Court.

You can also buy some exclusive Save the George merchandise online, with all profits going to the legal fund.

Thank you for your continued support.


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