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Most of the Farringdon venue’s staff have had to take redundancy…

fabric nightclub has been forced to vastly reduce its staff base as the Farringdon venue awaits its hearing to appeal Islington Council’s decision to revoke their license last month (September).

The news came in the third transparency statement on fabric’s blog, where the team at the venue outline where the money pledged to the #SaveFabric fund is being spent.

Speaking in the statement, fabric’s managing director Gary Kilbey, said, “It has been a very sad two weeks where we have unfortunately had to allow most of our staff to take redundancy and revert to a small manageable team. We thank all of those loyal staff and wish them well in their career choices.”

The statement also says that fabric have continued to pursue their goal of changing guidance under the Licensing Act, something they anticipate will mean the House of Lords getting involved.

fabric’s previous transparency statement outlined how, as well as intending to reopen fabric, that the appeal also aims to change law and guidance on licensing in order to stop “injustice” happening to venues in the future.

The license appeal hearing for the Farringdon venue is set to take place at Highbury Magistrates Court on Friday 28th November.

Rob McCallum is DJ Mag’s deputy digital editor. Follow him on Twitter here.