Monday, January 11, 2010

Licensing Applications w/e 8 January

This week's applications include a 24 hour application from The Griffin on Leonard Street and an application til 2.00am from the Reliance on Old Street.

Please get in touch if you want to discuss any of these applications.

The Griffin
93 Leonard Street
London EC2A 4RD

Leonard Trading Ltd

Application for variation of premises licence for recorded music, late night refreshment and supply of alcohol 24 hours from Sunday to Friday and from 10:00-01:00am Saturday and making music 24 hours from Monday to Friday,10:00-01:00am Saturday and from 12:00-01:00am Sunday.

Deadline for representations: 28/01/2010

The Reliance
336 Old Street
London EC1V 9DR

Remarkable Restaurants Ltd

Application for a premises licence for films, anything of similar description from 11:00-00:00 daily, recorded music, late night refreshment and supply of alcohol from 11:00-02:00am Monday to Saturday and from 11:00-00:00 Sunday.

Deadline for representations: 4/2/2010

109 Shoreditch High Street
London E1 6JN

Mr Shaban

Application for a premises licence for late night refreshment from 23:00-02:00am Sunday to Wednesday and from 23:00-05:00am Thursday to Saturday.

Deadline for representations: 3/2/2010

Halk Supermarket
180 Hoxton Street
London N1 5LH


Application for a premises licence to allow supply of alcohol from 08:00-01:00am Monday to Thursday and from 08:00-03:00am Friday to Sunday.

Deadline for representations: 4/2/2010

Wednesday, January 06, 2010


With more snow last night and more expected today along with freezing temperatures, I thought it would be helpful to explain what the council's approach is to clearing roads and gritting during this weather.

First, I've received assurances that there is enough grit to see us through the worst of the weather over the next few days.

The approach the council takes is to grade roads into three categories. Category one and two roads are prioritised for gritting. These are the main roads, bus routes, town centre roads and those roads around hospitals.

This work can be slow and street cleaning staff are taken off their normal work and are tasked with distributing grit and sweeping snow. The council does try to do as many streets as possible, but the priority is to keep traffic and public transport moving. February last year showed what happened if the main roads weren't cleared often enough. Having a decent amount of traffic is critical to ensure that the salt put out on the road actually works in removing the snow and ice.

If you have particular concerns about places that you think need griting please do get in touch or contact the council directly.

The main advice is to refer to the news and to heed the advice being given during this weather. Wrap up, take care and don't risk injuring yourself.

If you have vulnerable neighbours, try to take a few minutes to check they're OK.