Forthcoming events at Bedworth Civic Hall suspended until further notice

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 23 February 2022

ANY FORTHCOMING events at Bedworth Civic Hall will continue to be suspended until further notice.

Bedworth Civic Hall (Image: Google Street View)

This decision was made so that the venue can continue to be used as a Covid-19 vaccination hub.

A Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council (NBBC) spokesperson stated this will now enable GP surgeries and local pharmacies to focus on primary healthcare, as they ‘understand the frustration that residents experience in obtaining a GP appointment’.

‘Depeest apologies’ have been issued to all patrons and hirers of the venue who have been affected as a result of the suspensions.

But, the Council spokesperson has told those who are after refunds to not contact the Civic Hall, as they will reach out instead.

They explained: “We are politely asking people with bookings to please not contact the Civic Hall for a refund. Civic Hall staff are working their way through the list of shows and will be in touch to issue refunds as soon as possible.”

Civic Hall staff members will be contacting patrons and issuing refunds between the hours of 10am to 4pm – Monday to Friday

The Box Office is only open for phone calls from 10am to 2pm on Mondays, and 10am to 12pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.

The building remains closed to customers in person.

Any correspondence can be directed to civic.hall@nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk.

Coun. Sue Markham (CON, Poplar Ward), Portfolio Holder for Public Services at the Borough Council, said:

“We know that many of you will be hugely disappointed that more shows are having to be cancelled and we send our apologies to those that have been affected.

“Our focus right now is to help protect our residents and ensure we are doing all we can to enable the NHS to deliver the Covid-19 vaccines and boosters to help save lives.

“Covid-19 is an ongoing threat, and we need to ensure we are ready for any future upheaval it may cause.

“The first duty of this council is to protect public health. The jabs administered by the NHS at the Civic Hall will have saved many lives across our Borough, and we must continue to protect as many lives as possible from this terrible virus.”

Councillor Markham continued: “The Civic Hall is a much-loved venue and terrific asset to the local community however, the Council significantly financially supports the Civic Hall’s costs each year.

“The continued use of the site as a vaccination centre will enable us to work on a long-term plan to ensure that Bedworth retains an entertainment venue that is financially viable for the future.

“For the time being, whilst we are still facing a global pandemic, we support the NHS following their request to extend their use of the Civic Hall to ensure people are protected against Covid-19.

“Please be patient as the team at the Civic Hall are working as fast as they can to process refunds.”

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