The Liberal Democrats in Hull have stepped into action again in a bid to protect Hull's cultural offer, following the news that Hull Box Office has gone into liquidation.
The Lib Dems have launched a campaign to protect the legacy of Hull as the City of Culture after it has been put at risk by the pandemic.
The Lib Dem Group made calls to save the Polar Bear music venue. Since then, through collective efforts, the Polar Bear music venue has returned from the brink.
Lib Dem spokesperson for culture, leisure and tourism, Cllr Rob Pritchard, in response to the news of Hull Box Office facing liquidation said:
"It is concerning news that Hull Box Office is to go into liquidation, this is a hammer blow for the city - something has to be done to reverse this."
"The Hull Box Office is the glue that holds together and promotes the best interests of the local culture, art and music sectors. Without it, all of these sectors are at risk."
"I have raised this issue directly with the top of the Council, calling on them to use some of the Covid-19 funding to protect the local economy and keep the Hull Box Office open."
"I know how useful Hull Box Office was for the city. It is right to try and keep it going now."
"The Lib Dems in Hull demand better for Hull and hope the Council listen and do the right thing and save Hull Box Office."