On 28th October we served our evidence for the appeal. This consisted of 41 witness statements, including:
- A leading national expert in drug welfare and medical provision in clubs, Professor Fiona Measham.
- A leading expert in security provision at licensed premises, Adrian Studd, a former Chief Inspector of the Metropolitan Police, who was the Chief Inspector in charge of licensing at the Olympic Games.
fabric have submitted a new 155 page Operational Policies and Procedures Manual, setting out in great detail the security, welfare and medical facilities to be provided at the club, together with the management and audit procedures to ensure that they are operated to the highest standard. We have also suggested 32 new licence conditions to give further assurance that if permitted to re-open, the club will operate to a gold standard.
The evidence also shows that fabric have now also obtained ISO 9001: 2015 accreditation for its quality management systems. This is an international accreditation produced by ISO (The International Organization for Standardization), which is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies. Again, this is to provide assurance that fabric will operate to the very highest of standards if it is allowed to re-open its doors.
Separately from the appeal, fabric was invited to provide written evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act, which it did. The evidence contains 12 recommendations for changes in law and guidance so that in future problems at licensed premises are addressed in partnership between licensees and regulatory stakeholders, with closure generally being a measure of last resort.
This coincides with comments from the Mayor’s office of the need for these measures to be thought through so no other clubs are closed other than as a last resort. These actions will help to ensure future investment into the London night time economy.
We would also like to offer our congratulations to Amy Lamé on her recent appointment as Night Tsar and really look forward to working with her in helping make London the center of night time culture which we have been a part of for the past 17 years.
Your donations have really assisted us in all of the above and we are hopeful of a positive outcome, this would have been unlikely without each and every scrap of support from you, the fabric family. Thanks cannot be put into words.
Every #savefabric T Shirt you have donated for has resulted in us getting the funding we need, wear them with the knowledge they truly could be the catalyst that saves fabric.
Please find below our fortnightly financial and current position.
Financial Statement as at 5pm Friday 4th November.
Outgoings In Past 2 Weeks
Legal and Professional: £43,045.80
IT (Site Support): £300.00
T Shirt Purchases: £3,443.80
T Shirt Post / Fulfillment: £2,755.20
Expert Witness Costs £ 4,862.60
Total Costs £56,388.20
Total Pledged £309,879.00
Less Grand Total Costs
Expenditure (T2 & T3 & T4 ) £183,096.00
Total at Bank £183,096.00
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