The petition chartered to save fabric has already garnered 86,000 signatures. The initial goal of 1,000 signatures was met in the first hour after the site was created on August 24 and has since been upped to 75,000 and again to 150,000.
As has been previously reported, the Farringdon institution was closed recently following the deaths of two 18 year olds at the facility. The petition comes just in time for presentation at the September 6th meeting of Islington Council–which will review the iconic nightclub’s license–and is directed at London’s new mayor Sadiq Khan who ran on a fiercely pro-nightlife platform. Though Khan has yet to issue a formal statement, he has tweeted a response urging cooperation between the club, the council, and the Metropolitan police.
“It’s actually quite hard to express just how touched we are that 50,000 people have already put their name to the campaign to support nightlife and #savefabric,” said the venue in a blog post. “it shows us just how big our family has become over the years.”
Said the club of their efforts: “The safety of all our customers has always been at the core of what we do, so right now we’re working with the relevant authorities and looking at everything we can to make sure that we can continue to operate after the 6th September.
Sign the petition here.
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