This online petition has been launched to save one of the UK's best-loved independent music venues, The Fleece, which faces potential closure if new flat developments are approved.
The proposed scheme to convert an office block to approx 80 privately owned flats would leave the iconic live music venue in a nightmare position where people's bedrooms would be located within 20 metres of the stage.
Chris Sharp, owner of The Fleece, says
'The Fleece has thrived as a venue for 32 years. One of the key factors in its success is its location. The lack of residents in the surrounding streets has meant the venue has been able to offer live music 7 nights per week and club nights until 4am at weekends without disturbing anyone. During its entire history The Fleece has not had any issues with noise complaints. If the huge office block located right next door is given the green light to be converted into approx 80 privately owned flats we would anticipate a deluge of complaints as soon as people move in.'
If you think The Fleece is of importance within the live music scene and Bristol culture, and are worried about how this new development will affect the Fleece, please show your concern by signing this petition.