Save legendary Guildford Music Venue

Save legendary Guildford Music Venue

33,488 have signed. Let’s get to 35,000!
Petition to
Paul Spooner (Guildford Borough Council Leader)

Why this petition matters

Started by Georgina Baker


 The Star Inn, Guildford was the venue of punk legends the Stranglers’ first official gig and has provided a platform for thousands of musicians over the decades.

 It is still a thriving live music, comedy and theatre performance venue and is considered one of Surrey and the South Easts’ best music venues.

 However, it is now under threat after Guildford Borough Council allowed a developer to build flats in a neighbouring former office building.

 Star Inn manager Georgina Baker said: “When the planning application went in five years ago we pointed out that it was ludicrous to put flats next to a live music venue overlooking a pub courtyard, but they wouldn’t listen.

 “Now sure enough the developer has complained and the council has finally realised that it might be a bit noisy in the flats.

 “Small live music venues are the lifeblood of the music industry as well as an invaluable cultural and social asset, they can’t just swept aside for luxury apartments.

 “We’re part of the historic fabric of Guildford, but if the council issues a Noise Abatement Notice, that’ll put us out of business.”

 Georgina is calling on all music lovers to sign up to the following petition to make the council see sense.

33,488 have signed. Let’s get to 35,000!