Decision Maker Response

Sadiq Khan’s response

Dec 4, 2019 — Dear Petitioner

Thank you for the petition submitted on the Change.org website about FOLD’s licence.

As you may be aware, Newham Council’s Licensing Sub-Committee held a hearing on 15 November 2019 and the licensing suspension was lifted with immediate effect. This has allowed FOLD to continue putting on events.

The Night Czar and the Culture at Risk office at City Hall have been in contact with the venue, Newham Council and the Metropolitan Police about this matter, which involves a serious ongoing criminal investigation.

There will be a full hearing of Newham Council’s Licensing Sub-Committee this evening, 4 December 2019, at Newham Town Hall, East Ham, E6 2RP. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Yours sincerely


Public Liaison Unit
Greater London Authority