The Save our Sound sign now

Save Live Music In Norwich!


As you may or may not know already the live music scene in Norwich has suffered some severe blows in recent years with the loss of many popular venues. Now not only are there very few places left to play, but the few places that are left are struggling for survival due to the councils demand that venues are fitted with sound limiters and have extensive soundproofing costing tens of thousands of pounds to comply with their high specifications. This means that the venues have to find sufficient funds from somewhere to get the work done or face the prospect of being closed down or losing their music licence.
The reason these sound limiters are installed is to reduce noise pollution outside for local residents. In most of the cases Im aware of all the complaints about noise have been made by residents in new houses that have only been up a few years. Incidentally these venues have been in existence as live music venues long before these new houses were built. As all the venues Im referring to stop the music at 11pm its not as if its really that anti-social when you look at the clubs that keep popping up all over the place open until 2/4am.
I find it amazing that St. Andrews Hall has been given a sound limiter when a lot of the music played there is classical and by most people would probably not be considered noise pollution at all. Their limiter is set to 80 db which means that they can only have acoustic acts playing there now. The council have refused to build a concert hall for Norwich to fill the void they allowed to be created, they are insisting that it is not financially viable. The beer festival is looking to be moved elsewhere after 20 years of being hosted at St. Andrews Hall which is a tragedy.
As for the less prestigious music venues, the only city centre alternative venue is already on its last warning. The others are out of the city centre which makes travel an issue for a lot of people. Is it really fair to force all the music lovers out of the city centre because their demands are not as profitable to the council as venues such as Mercy (which is not everybodys cup of tea). People should have a choice as to where they go, not have it dictated to them. We do live in a democracy after all.
As a parent I want to be able to watch my child play in orchestras at St. Andrews Hall as I did as a teenager, or at least to have the option. If he chooses to play in a band then I would like to be able to watch him play at another sort of venue. It would be a shame to let the free tuition the government provide for children learning an instrument go to waste by having nowhere to showcase it, whatever the genre. Norwich is supposed to be a city of culture, I dont think the council is doing much in support of local music to help it maintain its positive reputation.
Lets unite and act together to Save our Sound! If you agree with what you have just read then please sign our petition. All your signatures and time taken in reading this is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Sign The Petition

Sign with Facebook
OR

If you already have an account please sign in, otherwise register an account for free then sign the petition filling the fields below.
Email and the password will be your account data, you will be able to sign other petitions after logging in.

Privacy in the search engines? You can use a nickname:

Attention, the email address you supply must be valid in order to validate the signature, otherwise it will be deleted.

I confirm registration and I agree to Usage and Limitations of Services

I confirm that I have read the Privacy Policy

I agree to the Personal Data Processing

Shoutbox

Who signed this petition saw these petitions too:

Sign The Petition

Sign with Facebook
OR

If you already have an account please sign in

Comment

I confirm registration and I agree to Usage and Limitations of Services

I confirm that I have read the Privacy Policy

I agree to the Personal Data Processing

Goal
0 / 50

Latest Signatures

No one has signed this petition yet

Information

Britney MckayBy:
TelecommunicationsIn:
Petition target:
Norwich City Council.

Tags

No tags

Share

Invite friends from your address book

Embed Codes

direct link

link for html

link for forum without title

link for forum with title

Widgets