London venue The George Tavern has been saved! The Grade II listed building has been threatened with closure due to new housing developments nearby and worries over noise complaints.
Now though, they have managed to secure a Deed of Easement bill, only the second venue in the UK to ever be granted such a bill, after Ministry Of Sound became the first in 2013.
We’re thrilled to announce that, after years of campaigning, The George Tavern has officially been saved,” the venue wrote on its Facebook page.
“Yesterday, the deed of easement proposal was accepted by Tower Hamlets Council, protecting our live music operation!!
“We thank Ed Bayes, Culture at Risk Officer, in particular for all his efforts as well as Amy Lamé, Paul Broadhurst, Music Venue Trust and many more. Our achievements have set an important precedent in emboldening the Agent of Change principle for venues across the country.
“Join us on Friday 15th March to celebrate and finally mark the end of the ‘Save The George’ Campaign, acts to be announced! Thank you for all your support and see you there !!!”