Enshrine the Firkin's right to party

Dewey Finn: I pledge allegiance... to the band... of Mr. Schneebly... and will not fight him... for creative control... and will defer to him on all issues related to the musical direction of the band.
- School of Rock

Central Lewisham is underweight when it comes to decent places to drink and hang out. An honourable exception is the Fox & Firkin pub, which has been a music venue for 30 years and has managed to reinvent itself time and again.

So local fans are worried that a proposal to develop new flats directly behind its garden would jeopardise its status as a music venue with late opening for its garden. A petition has been started to enable residents to show their support for the pub and ensure that Lewisham Council takes the pub's status into consideration in the planning process.

Petitioner Didier Autard writes:

'The Fox and Fikin has thrived as a venue for 30 years. One of the key factors in its success is its location. The lack of residents in the surrounding has meant the venue has been able to offer live music 3 nights per week and club nights until 4am at weekends without disturbing anyone. During its entire history The Fox and Firkin has not had any issues with noise complaints. 

If the huge Sainsbury Warehouses next is given the green light to be converted into privately owned flats we would anticipate a deluge of complaints as soon as people move in. If you think The Fox and Firkin is important within the live music scene in Lewisham and London culture, and are worried about how this new development will affect the Fox and Firkin , please show your concern by signing this petition.

Click here to sign the petition.