Decision Maker Response
Boris Johnson’s response
Jan 20, 2016 — Dear Petitioner
Thank you for the petition submitted on the change.org website about the Half Moon pub.
The Mayor is delighted that the Half Moon pub is set to re-open. It is great news that Fuller, Smith and Turner PLC will be working with The Dulwich Estate to return the pub to its former glory.
Providing planning and building consents are given, drinkers could return to the pub as quickly as this summer.
The Half Moon has a reputation as a genuine grassroots music venue, where audiences can see the next generation of talent at the start of their careers. As well as recognising the Half Moon’s music heritage, we would urge the management to continue a regular programme of new and cutting edge grassroots music acts. The definition of a grassroots music venue can be found in the Rescue Plan for Grassroots Music Venues, which is available to view on the City Hall website at: www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/arts-and-culture/music/mayors-music-venues-taskforce?source=vanityurl, published in October 2015 by the Mayor’s Music Venues Taskforce.
Public Liaison Officer
Greater London Authority