At this time Southwark Council and the Mayors office have not used any of their powers to prevent the closure of the venue. The final XXL event at Pulse will be on the 21st September which will also be XXL's 19th Birthday Party. No reasons have been given as to why a diversity impact report was never carried out by Southwark planning, nor why the Mayor could implement changes to allow us to stay to a currently submitted Minor Material Amendment for the development which is sitting on his desk. We were asked to retract all our statements by Native Land , which we will not do. This development is being funded by oversees investors from homophobic countries and they have paid Southwark council £65m. Southwark council are happy to take this money and silently watch the social cleansing of its Borough. We have fought very hard to save your space.
I regularly attend XXL and am upset and disappointed at the lack of action from Sadiq Khan and our Night Czar. What does her large salary for 3 days a week work actually pay for. I have seen hardly any bang for our bucks.