NOV 00] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Phoenix Campaigners 'Devastated' At Defeat
leader of campaigners battling to save Coventry’s Hippodrome
said he is “devastated” that the High Court has paved the way
for the city council to demolish it.
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Bingo lost a legal challenge to the decision to allow the Phoenix
Initiative to go ahead. It means that the former Coventry Theatre
will be bulldozed next year to make way for a new square called
WILL REPLACE IT
Newman, of the Hippodrome Appreciation Society, said 12,000 people
had signed petitions against the scheme.
Newman, who now lives in Lincolnshire and has written a book on
the history of the theatre, warned that the Labour councillors who
pushed the scheme through could find themselves regretting it at
the ballot box.
feel that this will cause friction in the council and that
Labour will be ousted out at the next elections and replaced by
more Conservatives, Socialists and Lib Dems.
devastating news that Coventry City Council has won the fight
over Gala Bingo Management to demolish their building to make
way for the hideous Millennium Place, which thousands of
Coventry people do not want at all.
wants to see the building replaced by a glass map embedded in
the floor, especially all the bingo patrons who book in there
thousands every week.”
building is now scheduled to be demolished next summer.
[17 NOV 00] HIPPODROME TO BE
DEMOLISHED, JUDGE RULES