Save The Hairy Dog

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As Derby's nightlife turns into cocktails, chains and gentrification, The Hairy Dog stands out as the most unique, friendly and welcoming of venues in the city. Everyone from all walks of life, sexualities and gender identities are welcome and treated equally. 

The Hairy Dog is one of the few truly independent pubs left in Derby. Regularly hosting charity and music events as well as helping to raise money for a number of causes.

It stands at the heart of Derby's music scene.

Unfortunately The Hairy Dog has been facing increasing pressure from Derby City Council, as it believes it is a dangerous bar. Anyone who has visited the venue knows this is untrue.

The Hairy Dog is no more "dangerous" than any other bar in Derby. In fact, it stands as one of the safest. Both bar and door staff are friendly and supportive at all times. It has become a haven for Deby's alternative scene - Of which, nowhere else in the city exists.

The threat of closure from the council is a threat not just to The Dog, but to Derby's music scene and individually. 

I urge everyone to take a moment to sign this petition and show The Council that we do not agree with their views and actively take a stand against them. 

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