900 signatures! Coplan claim to recognise The Iron Horse's importance to our town, which we all know is patent nonsense. If they really did, then why have they left the management, staff, and locale of the venue completely in the dark about this? How can they pretend inhabitants of these new builds (now redesigned with BALCONIES) won't inevitably make noise complaints?
There aren't many live music venues left; according to the Music Venue's Trust we have already lost nearly half in the last ten years, mostly due to this exact reason - in particular one in Sidcup where the Rolling Stones played their first gig. We need to protect the few we've got left to grow our community and expand on our culture.
There has been an incredible amount of backlash not only from local musicians but thousands of immediate local residents who'll have to suffer from the fallout that Coplan will profit from.
Please share this petition and help us spread the word; we're running out of time.