The great news is that planning permission has finally been granted for the PRS Heritage Award given to Squeeze to be finally put up again in Greenwich at the Borough Halls – the earliest still standing venue of a Squeeze concert:
Planning permission has been granted for a ‘Heritage Award’ celebrating local band, Squeeze, to be put up – again – at the Borough Halls.
The PRS for Music plaque was unveiled back in March but had to be taken down shortly after because of the Borough Halls’ Grade II listing status.
A planning application was subsequently submitted to Greenwich Council and permission has now been given for the plaque to be re-installed.
The plaque marks the venue at which Squeeze had their first gig in 1975. PRS for Music set up the Heritage Award in 2009 to recognise the unusual ‘performance birthplaces’ of famous bands and artists.