This petition is to stop the closure of the venue at The Tumbledown Dick, Farnborough.
Over the past few decades the venue at The Tumbledown has been a host to hundreds of local and not so local music acts.
The likes of The Jam, Hundred Reasons, Reuben & The Selecter have all passed through the doors at early stages in their careers and The Tumbledown was proud to still be consistently supportive of new and upcoming bands.
However the current owners, Spirit Group Ltd., have decided to convert the entire building into a pub-restaurant the likes of which proliferate about the Farnborough area.
We find this viewpoint extremely short-sighted.
Due to a lack of company expenditure the venue has become tired and ill-fitting but with Spirit's publicised spend of circa £1m it would be easy to push this venue toward a much more community orientated venture.
In a town devoid of cultural stimulation or an outlet of creativity would it not be foolish to lose a venue so ideally positioned and capable of sustaining such growth?
By signing this petition you hereby state you support and want The Tumbledown venue to stay and be improved upon and not to simply be converted into another generic pub-restaurant.
Spirit Group need local support to run a successful pub.
Without the locals, there will be no trade.
Our voices will be heard.