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It has just been announced that London’s world famous nightclub fabric will be reopening, though they have had to agree to some rather draconian rules to secure a new licence.

It’s believed the club and Islington council have come to a new agreement that will see stricter security, including the banning of under-19s entering the club entirely, ID scanning, covert surveillance, and if anyone is found in possession of any drugs on the premises they will be banned for life.

The agreement includes the following provisions…

  • The use of a new ID scanning system on entry to the club.
  • Enhanced searching procedures and controls.
  • Covert surveillance within the club.
  • Life-time bans for anyone found in possession of drugs, whether on entry or within the club.
  • Life-time bans for anyone trying to buy drugs in the club.
  • Enhanced monitoring and external auditing for compliance against procedures.
  • Physical changes to the club, including improved lighting and additional CCTV provision.
  • A new security company

Confirming the news via its Facebook page, a spokesperson from the club said: “We are hugely thankful to be able to confirm the news that we have won our licence back.

“We owe everything to our supporters. We really would not be here today without your unparalleled support and generosity.

“So many different people stepped up to put their voices to our cause, artists from all corners of the music community, fellow promoters who have put on huge events from us and clubbers from around the world who all united behind us.

“We’ve even seen people sporting their #savefabric T Shirts on the other side of this planet showing just how big this thing is.

“So, thank you to all of you. Without the strength of your backing this would not have happened.

“You saved fabric.

“We’ll be back with some news about #saveourculture and our next steps when we can.”

Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.