Close the doors and windows in SUSU venues (The Bridge, Stags, etc.) outside of the Summer.

Anonymous submitted on

Monday 26th September 2022


The doors and windows are open in many of SUSU's venues, including The Bridge and Stags. As it is currently very cold in Autumn and Winter, it makes very little sense for this to happen. It means that customers either remain cold or that more money needs to be spent on heating, which is bad for the environment and wastes money. It is understandable for the doors/windows to be open on hot days such as in the Summer, but I struggle to understand why this is still done when it is cold.


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Students' Union replied on

Saturday 15th Oct 2022 4:45pm


Thank you for your 'You Make Change' submission! Apologies for my delayed response, I have was busy working Freshers events for two weeks and have only recently returned to work from a COVID-19 infection. 

I have spoken to our COO about this issue and as our venues tend to be crowded we are required as per risk assessment to keep the windows open to increase ventilation to reduce rates of COVID-19 transmission, especially as we head into the winter months. Regarding issues with this making our venues cold, heating will be turned on on Monday the 17th of October, helping mitigate this. I recognise that this isn't ideal from a sustainability perspective but unfortunately it is a measure that must be carried out to keep students, staff, and members of the public safe. 

I am going to close this submission now. If you have any further questions/concerns please do not hesitate to send in another submission or contact me directly at

All the best,

Oliver Murray

Union President 2022-2023


  • Forwarded to Union President

    Friday 30th Sep 2022 9:13am


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