An online petition has been initiated to save one of our city's most loved independent music venues, The Fleece, which faces closure if new flat developments are approved.
The proposed scheme to convert an office blockto around 80 privately owned flats would leave the Fleece in a difficult situation where people's bedrooms would be located just 20 metres of the venue's stage.
Chris Sharp, owner of The Fleece, says:
'The Fleece has thrived as a venue for 32 years. One of the key factors in its success is its location. The lack of residents in the surrounding streets has meant the venue has been able to offer live music 7 nights per week and club nights until 4am at weekends without disturbing anyone. During its entire history The Fleece has not had any issues with noise complaints. If the huge office block located right next door is given the green light to be converted into approx 80 privately owned flats we would anticipate a deluge of complaints as soon as people move in.'
Please show your support by signing this petition and help Bristol save the Fleece!
SIGN THE PETITION
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