Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Police Seek Reviews of Two Shoreditch Licences

The police in Shoreditch have applied for a review of the licences of two bars in the area. Jam on Shoreditch High Street and The Plaza opposite the Geffrye Museum.

Shortly before Christmas a young man was murdered in the basement at Jam and many people wondered how a bar with a licence til 1.00am was still open at 4.00 am when the man was shot.
Many people were also puzzled when 333 was served with a closure notice just before Christmas and Jam remained open.

Licencing Applications W/E 26 January 2007

The following application has been made to vary the licence at the recently refurbished Spreadeagle pub on Kingsland Road.

Application to vary existing licence to allow supply of alcohol, and regulated entertainment comprising of films, live/recorded, facilities for making music/dancing and any facilities of a similar description from 10:00 until 04:00 Mon to Sat and from 12:00 until 00:00 on Sun.

If you want to make representations about this application let us know before 21/2/07.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

No Happy New Year for 333

Just before Christmas we had some good news. A closure notice was served on 333, the nightclub situated at 333 Old Street. This was the first licensed premises in Hackney to be shut under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003.

The owner of 333 Vicki Pengilley (who also owns the Red Lion and the Bricklayers Arms) has vowed to work with the police to tackle the problems that led to the club's closure.

Let's hope this sends out a powerful message to other bar and club owners in the ward - stick by the rules or you'll be hit where it hurts most - your pocket.

I hope all those who planned to attend the 'Hoxton Apocalypse' found somewhere else to herald the arrival of 2007.