Monday, December 14, 2009

Licensing applications w/e 4 December

Two licensing applications in the area this month.

First up, what looked like a lovely little coffee shop wants to sell drink til 2am and food til 4am....

The Bridge

15 Kingsland Road

London E2 8AA

Application for a premises licence to allow supply of alcohol from 09:00 to 02:00 Mon to Sat and 09:00 to 00:00 Sun, recorded music from 07:30 to 04:00 Mon to Sat and 07:30 to 00:00 Sun and late night refreshment from 23:00 to 04:00 Mon to Sat and 23:00 to 00:00 Sun.

Closing date for representaitons: 29/12/2009

Second it's our old friends at One Shop Food and Wine. They'd like to serve drink til 4am - every day!

One Shop Food & Wine

149-150 Shoreditch High St

London E1 6HU

Application to vary existing premises licence to allow supply of alcohol from 07:00 to 04:00 daily.

Closing date for representations: 30/12/2009

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Hosts Borough

Hackney Hosts are a new initiative designed to help night time visitors get around Shoreditch safely and to try to ensure they do not disturb local residents.
They will be a feature in Shoreditch in the run up to Christmas handing out maps, taxi information and on the spot help for those who have overdone it.

The maps they are handing out include special offers on food and soft drinks in a bid to encourage people to eat and drink more sensibly.

The hosts will travel around Shoreditch on scooters handing out lollipops which have previously been used in the area to keep people quiet when they leave pubs and clubs.

It's a small step but a practical and imaginative one that should be welcomed. As Shoreditch gears up for one of the busiest times of the year it will hopefully remind people who visit the area that an increasing number of people live here too.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Tackling mini cab mayhem

From tonight there will be a new marshaled taxi rank outside 333 nightclub to make sure people can get home safely after a night out and to try and stop mini cabs and their customers upsetting local residents trying to get to sleep.

The rank will be marshaled between 10pm and 3am on Fiday and Saturday nights.

This is a joint initiative set up by Hackney Council, Transport for London and the police as part of the Safer Travel at Night campaign.

Remember the cabwise scheme can also find you a cab at night. Text CAB to 60835 and TFL will use GPS to text your two nearest minicab numbers and one taxi (black cab) number.