Tony McKenna, head of leisure services for Newcastle City Council, says that there is no definitive proposal to close the City Hall in Newcastle and that the council are reviewing the hall's services.
The full text of the petition to save Newcastle City Hall reads as follows:
– Petition, Change.org
Newcastle City Council, Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council
Save Newcastle City Hall
We the undersigned, ask Newcastle City Council to recognise the historic importance of Newcastle City Hall and to ensure that the building is protected and remains an important cultural centre for Newcastle's people in the future.
A petition with over 13,000 signatures has been handed in to Newcastle City Council asking them not to close Newcastle City Hall.
The future of the venue is "under review" as part of budget cut proposals.
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A petition to save Newcastle City Hall will be handed into the council this afternoon.
More than 11,000 people have signed the petition which is asking for the building to be preserved.
The future of the venue is "under review" as part of Newcastle City Council's budget proposals.