We are petitioning for @home Salisbury, 5 Bridge Street, SP1 2ND to keep it's position in the community, appeal the licence revocation and extend it's hours in keeping with the closing times of similar businesses in the area. Wiltshire Council have decided to close this new community space down based on an event that occurred 30minuites after @home had closed and all staff had left the premises. The neighbouring venue had hosted the person in question for 5 hours serving many units but however did not have their licence placed on review. 44 letters of support were sent to the review hearing and 3 against, 1 from Weatherspoons, 1 from Wiltshire Police based on this event unlinked to @home & 1 from Wiltshire Council based on noise complaints listed on the property pervious to @home's tenancy!
THIS PETITION SERVES TO RAISE AWARENESS TO THE COMMUNITY THAT WILTSHIRE COUNCIL ARE WORKING EFFECTIVELY TO DESTROY BUSINESS IN THE AREA AND DRIVE OUT POSITIVE CHANGE FOR THE BASIS OF THEIR OWN FINANCIAL AGENDA. This is highlighted on the high street with independents and big retail brands leaving plots empty.
@home is Salisbury's only high street mental health help area, lgbtqia+ super friendly bar. @home is the only venue donating to charity weekly. @home provides entertainment everyday in all forms, it provides 6 week courses in language, art and dance. @home pays for, organises and runs Salisbury Pride UK. @home has a growing café for breast feeding mums providing one handed lunches, vegan only cooking, baby sensory, teenage minority clubs, a safe space for autistic and asperges individuals young and older to share the space and have safeguarding in place through trained individuals assisting the venue. @home listens to the community and pays attention.
@home Salisbury has always kept to Wiltshire Council's licensing objectives and to date has never received a complaint or police report from a member of the public. @home take's great care of their community and has unfortunately come into a battle with the giants of Weatherspoons neighbouring their property. The previous tenants in @home's space also suffered similar treatment and were bullied by them and Wiltshire Council out of the city. A city which cannot afford to loose anything more!
The licensing objectives are- Prevention of crime and disorder, of which there has been none due to the procedures, pubwatch, cctv in place and the training given.
Promotion of public safety by ensuring the smoking area is organised and allows traffic to pass on the street. By monitoring intoxication levels amongst guests, by having conversations and listening to people and addressing their needs.
Prevention of public nuisance by having alcohol as an ancillary part of the venue with entertainment and guest experiences at the forefront of the ethos.
Protection of children from harm by providing clubs and safe spaces for teenagers to attend to keep them off the street and learning new skills.