An Update for Hackney Road Bingo Hall Closure

An Update for Hackney Road Bingo Hall Closure

Written by: Emilija Zivulovic on 17/06/2015 09:05
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A couple of weeks ago bingo players in Hoxton were devastated to learn that their beloved bingo hall is facing closure after operating for more than half a century. The Hackney Road club has been struggling for some time even though it was still bringing in hundreds of players, but now we finally have some good news for the regulars.

In an attempt to help regulars of the Mecca hall in Hoxton get pass this tremendous loss, Mecca Bingo directors decided to provide transport to an alternative venue. For eight weeks a free coach service will be piloted, taking players to the Mecca Bingo in nearby Camden. It will operate twice daily and will continue depending on the volume of people that use it.

The idea came from a Friday meeting, where MP Meg Hillier met with Henry Birch, CEO of Rank Plc, and Martin Pugh, managing director of Mecca to discuss how to minimize the impact of the closure.

MP Meg Hillier said: “If residents keep using the buses in the eight weeks, they will keep them. Mecca was very willing to engage with me and mindful of the fact this is a lifeline for users.” She added more people should consider taking advantage of the coaches and giving the game a try.

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