Save The Birkbeck Tavern!
  • Petitioned Waltham Forest Council

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Waltham Forest Council

Save The Birkbeck Tavern!

    1. Jess Dickenson
    2. Petition by

      Jess Dickenson

      London, United Kingdom

If you've ever lamented the decline of old-school drinking establishments with genuine character or felt sad and frustrated as community interests are relentlessly sacrificed for commercial gain, then this one's for you.
This one's for anyone who's ever enjoyed sitting in a traditional British pub, a knees-up in a proper East-End front-room style boozer, or simply wondered who on earth their neighbours are.
Maybe you can’t figure out where all the cool and interesting hang-outs disappeared to. Perhaps you’d like to be allowed to choose what’s best for your area or what should remain part of our cultural heritage now and again.
Please sign this petition to help us stop The Birkbeck Tavern from being bought by property developers who want to turn it into flats and make themselves loads of money without considering the long-term impact on the local community and the musicians and artists who regularly appear here. Let’s make a collective two-fingered salute on an even bigger scale than John Lennon’s face in the Olympics closing ceremony on behalf of pubs everywhere before the extinction of this wonderful British institution confines us to a standardised, itemised, sanitised Wetherspoonian world of hell.

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    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. Save The Birkbeck Tavern Committee Mtg Tonight

      Jess Dickenson
      Petition organiser

      Thanks to everyone who has helped us to reach over 1500 signatures. We are holding a public meeting upstairs at The Birkbeck Tavern, 45 Langthorne Road E11 4HL tonight from 8pm so if you'd like a chance to be updated on the campaign, talk to councillors and find out how you can be involved please come along, all are welcome.

    3. Reached 1,500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Liz Aitken LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 months ago

      It's important to keep music live.

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    • Ed Marks LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 months ago

      I'm in a band who played the Birkbeck recently, and welcoming venues like that are getting harder to find. Don't lose it!

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    • Phil Allsopp LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      This is a great pub, very popular, good beer and part of a vibrant community. Turning it into flats would be a scandal!

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    • Sarah Jones NEWBURY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Its a part of the community. It has brilliant music and lovely people. The building should be listed-its beautiful.

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    • Paul Wilkinson LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      I visit Leyton 2-3 times a year and the area needs a pub of the quality of the Birkbeck

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