Save Nightlife
The campaign to protect, support and celebrate UK nightlife

#Savenightlife is a grassroots nationwide movement supported by record labels, agencies, promoters and the public. We are promoting nightculture, raising awareness, and building a collective of supporters across the country.

British nightlife is under threat. Increasingly strict licensing laws, rising property prices, new housing built close to existing venues without sufficient consideration and measures to protect premises, and a lack of understanding about the benefits of night culture have all played their part in eroding our nightlife. The statistics tell the same story: in the last decade, the number of UK clubs and live music venues has almost halved.

We are building a collective of people who are concerned for nightlife and who can raise their voices together in support of it: together we can shape the cities of the future.

VENUES NEED YOUR HELP.

Our petition allows you to either support venues in need or put pressure on your local councillors and MP’s

 

The more signatures we gather, the stronger our collective voice is. Complete the section below and email your local councillor, this will make them aware of the importance of these issues to the local community and will strengthen our voice. Also sign up for campaign updates

We are totally funded by venues and people: without your support we can’t continue the fight for Britain’s nightlife. Please considering donating between £1 – £50 to keep the campaign going!

We are totally funded by venues and people: without your support we can’t continue the fight for Britain’s nightlife. Please considering donating between £1 – £50 to keep the campaign going!

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Sign the petition and have your voice heard

Our petition allows you to support either your local area or a venue that needs your help.

Please sign our campaign – the more signatures we gather, the stronger our collective voice is. Using your postcode, this mail will be sent to your local councillor, making them aware of the importance of these issues to the local community.

If you are signing to support a venue in need click on the drop down box and find your local venue. This will then automatically populate the form with the venues postcode and details. (You can use the existing letter or feel free to edit and write your own)

Please submit a valid email address

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Our manifesto

1: Crimes Committed Against Venues, Not By Them

As is the case for shopping centres, opera houses and football grounds, night time operators shouldn’t be unfairly targeted for the actions of their patrons. Policy makers should pay consideration to individual responsibility rather than simply shutting down venues as a kneejerk reaction.

2: More Flexible Licensing

Britain already has legally accepted 24 hour licensing – yet it exists in very few places. A global nation and cities need to be 24 hour and our professional and much loved clubs and bars should be provided with far more flexible licensing hours throughout the day and night. Contrary to fears presented when 24 hours were passed, serious crime has decreased in Britain and a recent study by the Institute of Economic Affairs showed that alcohol consumption has dropped by 26% in licenced premises and is down 17% overall since the Licensing Act came into effect in 2003.The number of licence conditions required (which can exceed over 100 for a single venue) should be reduced and we should permit staggered closing times for venues as opposed to a single closing time.

3: Agent Of Change

Recent changes to planning laws are a step in the right direction, but until we have an Agent Of Change principle established in the UK, clubs, bars and music venues will still be at risk. We’re asking government to consider a new law which would make developers responsible for soundproofing new properties when building near to existing venues.

4:Night Time Economy Champions

The night time industry acts not only as a cultural beacon, but as a driver of economic growth, employment and regeneration both locally and nationally. We need Night Time Economy Champions at all levels of government who recognise these benefits and can help shape legislation more responsibly as a result.

5: Fair Representation

According to a 2012 study by the Intergenerational Foundation, the average age of a councillor in England is 60; fewer than 5% are under 35; 96% are white and only 31% are female. We desperately need more balanced representation when deliberating about the future of the UK’s nightlife. Young people, those who understand the realities and value of club culture, need to have their voices heard by local government.

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Artist support

  • Jackmaster
  • Eats everything
  • Richy Ahmed
  • Groove Armada
  • Sasha
  • Patrick topping
  • Carl Cox
  • Theo Kottis
  • April Towers
  • Ben Pearce
  • Tough Love
  • Sam Divine
  • Sonny Fodera
  • Noir
  • Franky Rizardo
  • BICEP
  • Seth Troxler
  • Waze & Odyssey

Partners

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