Marquee Planning Permission at Pub On The Park, London Fields

Marquee Planning Permission at Pub On The Park, London Fields

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Pub On The Park started this petition to Hackney Residents & Patrons of Pub On The Park

We hope you like our new temporary marquee. We think it’s a great addition to the pub and we hope you do too.

Pub On The Park is applying for planning permission to keep this marquee up all year round.

To help support our application, we’d very much appreciate your support on this petition as it would help us build a case for the authorities to permit the marquee to stay up all year round.

Since lockdown restrictions have been eased, the number of customer bookings at Pub On The Park hasn’t reached pre-pandemic levels. However, bookings for outdoor seating have increased significantly, while bookings for indoor seating have decreased. There’s obviously a distinct shift in customer requirements since the pub has re-opened and if the pub is to be able to keep up with the changing needs of the community, then a flexible outdoor space solution such as a marquee needs to form part of the pub’s trading spaces. We’re keen to attract customers looking for a broad range of settings and experiences.

Here are several reasons for having the marquee. If you wish, please include some of them in your email to us:

1. The structure is a sturdy solution, capable of withstanding weather changes across all four seasons. The sides can be removed in summertime to allow fresh air to circulate, then re-attached with the onset of more inclement weather (wind, rain, snow and ice).

2. The neutral / cream coloured marquee is positioned within the park environment in a balanced and thoughtful way. It’s transparent roof and sides allow for outstanding views across London Fields, both day and night. This permanent covered space on part of the decking allows people to enjoy these views all year round, while having a bite to eat and a drink.

3. The marquee is bespoke & purpose built, using great quality materials that will stand the test of time

4. With the Covid 19 pandemic still a big threat to us all, it’s important for the pub to offer less risky outdoor spaces to socialise in. Additionally, customers would have the confidence to book the marquee for their occasion, knowing that it would protect them from inclement weather.

5. Customers are wanting to socialise outdoors more and more. As demand increases, Pub On The Park customers are having to book their outdoor space further in advance of their arrival date. If they have confidence in their event being protected from bad weather, then they’re so much more inclined to want to go ahead with an ‘outdoor booking’ – the healthy option. A permanent marquee on the decking would help Pub On The Park respond to the evolving requirements of the community and allow the pub to offer another quality space for customer occasions.

6. With the Covid 19 pandemic still a big threat to the economy and there being a real need to save livelihoods working in the hospitality sector, having a covered quality outdoor space would help to maintain future trade at the pub, thus strengthening the business.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

from all of us at Pub On The Park.

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