At The Old Red Bus Station, we are committed to providing a safe space
for our patrons to enjoy themselves.
The most important thing we want you to know is that if something or
someone makes you feel uncomfortable at one of our events, no matter how
minor it seems, you can report it to us.
Harassment of our customers, staff or volunteers in The Old Red Bus
Station will not be tolerated and anyone violating this policy will be
expelled without fund and refused future custom.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments or attitudes related to
gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability,
physical appearance, body size, race, religion, deliberate intimidation,
stalking, disruption of events, inappropriate physical contact and
unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to
We are committed to the beliefs that:
1. That any organisation which concerns itself with the development of
community ought to be inclusive of all aspects of the struggle,
specifically the struggles of those from marginalised groups.
2. That we can only ever create a ‘safer’ space, not an entirely safe
space, and that this is an on-going process which ought to be regularly
assessed and revised by a rotating working group.
3. That safer spaces exist in order to empower oppressed individuals and
groups and to challenge oppressive behaviour within an
organisation/group either by individuals or by groups.
4. That breaches of the safer spaces policy should be dealt with
respectfully and constructively, with sensitivity to aspects that should
be kept confidential when necessary. We seek to educate and, where
possible, not to exclude.
5. That, in extreme circumstances, it may be necessary to exclude
individuals or groups from the space.