Council statement on Guildford Crescent

Council leader Cllr Huw Thomas, said:"This council is committed to supporting live music in the city and it's important to me that we do everything we can to help venues like Gwdihw, which play a huge part in our city's thriving independent and cultural scene, to survive. I know the venue has posted a tweet saying it wants to continue in the city and is looking for a new space. We will do everything we can to help them in that search and I will have officers contact them to discuss any possible new venue space which might be available.


"The decision to end the leases on Guildford Crescent has been taken by the landlord. We do not have any powers to stop this, but I will be seeking a meeting with the landlord to see what can be done. Last year, the Council was able to successfully intervene to help protect music venues on Womanby St. Whilst this situation is more complex, we want to try and bring all parties around the table to discuss a way forward."