Swap Shop Venue Closed

November 16th, 2011 by Sustainable Witney Leave a reply »

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After two very successful Swap Shops recycling Witney’s secondhand goods in the Corn Exchange, Sustainable Witney are currently without a venue for our next one on 18th February. Although SW haven’t been contacted by the Public Halls manager to say that is the case, the Town Council press release gives no indication when the Corn Exchange will reopen.

It’s an excellent town centre venue for the Swap Shop and has been perfect for our public meetings too. The fact that it’s central, has all the bus services stopping just across the Market Square, has cycle parking, and is fully accessible for people with disabilities makes it our first choice.

It’s also very versatile. In addition to the two meeting rooms, the main hall with its stage and retractable, tiered seating is ideal for both entertainment and markets. Not to mention the projector room used by the popular independent cinema Screen at the Square.

It’s not clear at the moment why problems with heating and ventilation have crept up on the Town Council and caught them unawares. Hopefully this is just an aberration.

In the meantime you can show your support for a resolution to this situation by signing the petition and following the campaign to Save the Witney Corn Exchange.


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