Following the news of our Landlord’s decision to unfairly evict us in a year’s time, last week The Leadmill launched our official E-Petition as the next step in the #WeCantLoseLeadmill campaign.
So far the response has been incredible, with over 22,000 signatures and counting from devoted visitors around the world already secured. The petition has also been shared by notable names such as comedians Joe Lycett & Phil Jupitus, dearly missed indie act The Maccabees and Libertines frontman Pete Doherty.
We are calling for a suspension to Section 25 of the Landlord and Tenant Act (Grounds C to G) in order to help save The Leadmill, as well as helping to protect the many other vulnerable businesses across the country, who lease the buildings in which they operate from. 93% of Grassroots Music Venues do not own the buildings that they operate within and are also at risk.
This is an extremely important step in our bid to secure jobs for our workforce and for The Leadmill to remain at the heart of our community, so please do share this petition far and wide to secure our survival.
We also have a supply of posters and flyers available at our venue box office, so if you have a venue/bar/staff room/shop and would like to support the cause, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on social media.