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Grant Antic a licence to open a fantastic new pub - "The Woolwich"

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As proud and passionate residents of Woolwich, we urge the planning and licensing committees of Greenwich council to reconsider the recently turned down licence application from Antic to open "The Woolwich at Equitable House" and to further consider their re-application to the licensing committee.

Woolwich is in desperate need of a reputable and dynamic venue that embraces the sprit of the area whilst recognising that the population of this area is changing.  Antic has a proven track record of setting up other venues in south east London and have successfully managed to help the regeneration of these areas.

We understand that one of the primary concerns of the licensing committee was the "over-saturation" of pubs in the public square areas - however at present there is no other pub in the square like Antic are proposing to open. Antic have been able to create and run reputable venues that offer like minded patrons a warm, safe environment to enjoy good quality food and drink.  

With the changes already seen in the square, Antic are offering to be an ambassador for further change and to lead General Gordon Square in to a new age - surely this can only be a good thing for all the residents of Woolwich! The impact of outside tables in the sun with friends and family enjoying good food and drink is an image that all of us would like to see become  a regular part of every day life in Woolwich town squares.

In terms of evening drinking venues, it would seem that Antic could only enhance the safety of the square - generally with good management comes security and CCTV presence - recognition that not all residents of Woolwich "roll around" town until 4am and providing them with a pleasant and reputable venue to go to would surely attract the right kind of patron to the square at night and as such change the whole ambience of Woolwich at night. Getting the right kind of people to run and frequent venues is key to improving and enhancing the experience of drinking and eating in Woolwich. 

Please show your support below and help us to convince Greenwich council that we need Antic and we need The Woolwich!

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