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Bar 7 saved as planning application for flats is rejected

The popular Crawley bar started an online petition that raised hundreds of support.

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The future of Bar 7 is safe after councilors voted to reject the plans for flats.

There was much concern over whether a planning application for 24 flats that would be built on the current site would be allowed.

The LGBTQ bar has become a popular venue right across Sussex, partly due to it being the only bar of its kind between London and Brighton.

Patrons who regularly use the premises had expressed their outrage at the proposal.

The application was made by Clifford Tee & Gale Limited on behalf of their client but has been described by some residents as ‘hideous’.

Planning officers expressed their concerns giving 10 reasons why they rejected the proposal, including inadequate amenity space, environmental noise concerns and doesn’t address the significance of Crawley’s heritage assets.


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Aged 9-15? Auditions announced for this years panto at The Hawth

The Hawth, in partnership with Evolution Productions are looking for girls to be part of the Juvenile Ensemble for their spectacular pantomime, DICK WHITTINGTON this Christmas!

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Registration will take place at 10am on Saturday 22 June 2019 at The Hawth.

To audition you must be between the ages 9–15 (inclusive) on 1 September 2019 and be under 5’ 2”.

Producers say that auditions will end approximately 2 hours after the start time but you may need to stay longer if you are successful.

You don’t need to prepare anything – you’ll be taught a routine on the day. They ask you come wearing comfortable clothes and soft/dance shoes and advise that you bring some water, but no other food or drink.

They added, “Pantomime is a huge team effort, and we will require full commitment for the rehearsal period and the full run of the production (Monday 25 November 2019 – Sunday 5 January 2020).”

Click here to download an audition registration form.

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