Save the old Granada Cinema, Aylesbury

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Waterside North is a fantastic development which has improved part of my home town of Aylesbury, Bucks, UK. However, part of the plan is to demolish the former cinema building used by Gala Bingo in the High Street. The plan for the site is to create an additional new entrance to the Exchange Street car park, this time leading from the High Street. I believe this is a poor use of the facility and the building could be repurposed.

This building is an important part of Aylesbury’s heritage and would make a fantastic music venue.

My proposal is to ask Aylesbury Vale District Council and Bucks County Council to delay their planned demolition of the building and allow time to find investment in the building to allow it to continue to be used.

This building is in current use so could be converted to a multipurpose public venue at a reasonable cost.

I believe that Aylesbury’s existing music scene, and with the planned housing growth in the town, will be sufficient to support this venue and it could become a true asset to the town. A medium sized venue at this location would be fantastic for promoters such as Friars to hold events in, as the cost of hire would be less than hiring Waterside Theatre but there would be sufficient capacity to make booking decent acts more economical.

Please support this petition to help protect our heritage, build a stronger community and build upon our music scene.

Thank you