THE CRIMEA

Save The Witchwood

I’ve recieved orders from upon high to inform you that The Witchwood, the live music venue in Ashton-Under-Lyne, has been served a compulsory purchase order by the local council and is in danger of getting shut down. The Crimea have played there on numerous ocaisions and are one of the many people who ain’t too happy about it. You can visit www.thewitchwood.co.uk to sign a petition to stop the closure, and click More for the e-mail they want you to forward to everyone.


Subject: Save The Witchwood…

OLD STREET MUSIC LTD,
THE WITCHWOOD,152, OLD STREET,ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE,LANCASHIRE.OL6 7SF.

www.thewitchwood.co.uk

PRESS RELEASE:

Due to planned re-development for the Henry Square area of Ashton by Ask Property Development, a notice of Compulsory Purchase Order has been served on The Witchwood. Despite previous assurances that this award winning live music venue would be able to be included in the new scheme, our future remains very uncertain. We are lodging an objection to try to save The Witchwood. We agree that the area desperately needs regeneration, but believe that we can continue to offer an important service and facility to all in the area, both old and new.

The Witchwood works hard to support the local live music scene as well as being an much loved venue on the national circuit. We have hundreds of loyal regular customers of all types and ages and are an important part of the local nightlife for the town. We offer a unique variety of entertainment, great real ales, excellent service and a safe, friendly environment. Attracting customers from around the world and right across the country, we benefit other businesses in Ashton by attracting visitors into the town. There seems no reasonable point to destroying what has taken so many years to build up.

We passionately believe that the demise of The Witchwood would be a terrible loss to all our customers and bands, particularly as other local buildings are being incorporated into the scheme, and we could also be included. We are proud of our home-town, our history and our culture, and want to remain for many years to come.

Anyone who wants to support our cause can help in a number of ways: visit the forum pages on our website at www.thewitchwood.co.uk to sign our e-mail petition or post your comments to support the objection, to Councillor Kieran Quinn
c/o 161 Droylsden Rd, Audenshaw, M34 5ZT or e-mail: kieran.quinn@tameside.gov.uk , or tel: 0161 292 6493

LETS MAKE SOME NOISE !!! PLEASE FORWARD THIS E-MAIL ONTO ANY OTHERS IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK WHO YOU THINK MAY BE AFFECTED BY THE LOSS OF ANOTHER LIVE MUSIC VENUE…

Please help us save our unique and much-loved pub and venue!

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