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To: Bristol City Council, MP's and the local community
Petition to Promote Honest and Transparent Communication Regarding All Hallows Hall's Future Plans
We, the undersigned members of the Easton community and supporters of All Hallows Hall (AHH), are reaching out to express our sincere concern and seek your commitment to an open and transparent dialogue regarding the future plans for this vital community space. We would like Bristol City Council, MPs and local people to facilitate discussions between the new owners of All Hallows Hall the local community and All Hallows Community Co Operative (AHCC), to ensure that All Hallows Hall is not repurposed as a private space and can be open for all the communities of Easton.
We would like to invite you to sign this petition to show your support for the space remaining open and to help facilitate a discussion about its future use.
Why is this important?
Over the past 11 years, All Hallows Community Co-op (AHCC) has been a steward of All Hallows Hall, transforming it into a vibrant and inclusive space that has positively impacted the lives of over 70,000 individuals. Through their perseverance and dedication, AHCC has not only paid over £100,000 in rent but has also invested £150,000 in improvements to the building, making it a cornerstone of our community.
The impact of AHH extends beyond its physical space. AHCC has generated over £250,000 through weekly classes, events, rehearsals, and hires. By hosting hundreds of events and successfully warding off two attempts to convert AHH into flats, they have contributed to making our neighborhood safer and more enjoyable for local residents.
It is crucial to emphasize the significance of independent community spaces like AHH. Across the country, such venues are closing at an alarming rate, disenfranchising grassroots, DIY, not-for-profit local community ventures. The potential privatization of AHH could have severe consequences on the physical and mental health of local residents, exacerbating loneliness and eroding the vibrant community fabric that AHCC has worked tirelessly to build.
Beyond being a village hall of sorts, AHH stands as Easton and Lawrence Hills' largest and most charismatic performance theatre and music venue. Losing such a cultural hub would not only be a blow to our artistic and cultural identity but would also create a void that cannot be easily filled.
All Hallows Hall and AHCC have served as a hub of engagement, learning, well-being, and togetherness, with an impressive 10,000 users from diverse social and geographical backgrounds annually. This space has proven itself as an essential resource for the community, enriching lives and fostering a sense of belonging.
Given the rich history and positive impact of AHH, we kindly request that the new owners, engage with the community in an honest and transparent manner regarding your plans for the future of All Hallows Hall. We believe that involving the community in the decision-making process will ensure that the legacy and positive impact of this space continue to thrive.
Thanks for your support
How it will be delivered
Given the rich history and positive impact of AHH, we will kindly request that the new owners engage with the community in an honest and transparent manner regarding their plans for the future of All Hallows Hall on an open-door event for the whole community.
We believe that involving the community in the decision-making process will ensure that the legacy and positive impact of this space continue to thrive.
Thanks for your support. 💚