Thursday, 25 February 2010

Saving our London Clubs...... Ministry of Sound & Plastic People

I dont know why the council/police are trying to take away all of our clubs or mould them into some nonsense but they are. So I come to you again with the request that you pull your finger out and help to keep our clubs, OUR CLUBS.....

Now with the recent whoo haa with Plastic People you find yourself thinking whats next?? these haters (Council/Police/General Haters) have successfully got big nights shut down, certain clubs, cast your mind back to Matter on the 27th as a perfect example!!!

Anyways now the police are trying to deal with Ministry of Sound, below is the article in question and the link to get to the petition page, have a read let me know what you think in the comment box or comment directly beneath.

The future of the Ministry of Sound club has been put in doubt following a planning application by property developer Oakmayne. The company has submitted plans for a residential building on the site of the old Eileen House, which, if built, would sit opposite the Ministry of Sound building and could pose a significant threat to the club's entertainment license. Oakmayne's attitude towards preserving the longevity of the club is perhaps best summed up by a comment from its chairman, Christopher Allen, who when questioned gave his opinion that "nightclubs come and go".

We, the undersigned, disagree with you Christopher. And we refuse to just sit idly by and let this happen. Ministry of Sound is not just a nightclub. Millions of people have passed through our doors over the 18 years we have been open. 300,000 people visit us annually, bringing trade to Elephant & Castle and the surrounding area. We have always strived to create the moments that people live for, and we will continue to do so. We are the people that come here, the people that work here, the music that is played here and the lifelong bonds that are made here. If we lose Ministry of Sound, we are losing a vital piece of youth culture in this country. Nightclubs may have existed before Ministry of Sound, but they were never the same afterwards.

Ministry of Sound Group CEO Lohan Presencer said:
"When Oakmayne told us that 'nightclubs come and go', we were horrified. Ministry of Sound is not just any nightclub; it's the most famous nightclub in the world and the heart of a global entertainment business. These developers have cut corners at every stage and counter to their claims, they do not have the best interests of the local community at heart. We must do everything in our power to save our club and our business."

Ministry of Sound Petition Form

Also not forgetting Mondays post Save Plastic People


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