Another Day, Another Late Night Drinking License Application

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Yet another application for a late night drinking and carousing license underneath the arches  – Counter, Arch 50, South Lambeth Place, SW8 1SP, next to Sainsbury’s. It would be located opposite Starbucks (who withdrew an application for a 24 hour licence following local opposition) and Fire (who would be very happy with a never-ending licence, regardless of local opposition).

Personally I will be writing to Lambeth Licensing to object. Academy Residents are invited to do the same. I suspect they will be joined by Councillor Jack Hopkins, Licensing and the local police. The consequences of an additional ‘mini’ Fire are all too obvious and, I believe, unwelcome. Closing date for objections is 23rd May.

Write to licensing@lambeth.gov.uk, remembering to put your name and address otherwise your objection won’t be valid.

 

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Kebab And Go – He’s Not Coming Back

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The subject of a number of previous posts here, Esskay Cars have given up completely on having a kebab shop on the ground floor of Arch 45A South Lambeth Road and have applied to turn it into a mini-cab office.  They currently operate the mini-cab business from the first floor.

Bye.

Starbucks – No More Twenty-Four

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Starbucks has decided to withdraw their application for a late night  (effectively twenty-four hour) license at 2 South Lambeth Place, SW8 1SP.

Should they wish to obtain a licence they will be required to make a new application and consultation would start all over again (28 consecutive days).

Starbucks – Having A Taxing Time Trying to Get A 24 Hour License For South Lambeth Place.

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Starbucks have applied to operate a late night (read 24 hour) refreshment venue (read coffee shop) at 2 South Lambeth Place, SW8 1SP. Well, why not, every other business/bar/food outlet/mini-mart and club in Vauxhall’s got one, why should Starbucks be left out. It’s not like they don’t pay (voluntary) taxes to help sustain this wonderful country of ours. And this could be the break they’re looking for in their protracted drive to finally turn their UK operation into a profit centre.

Anyway, the hearing is scheduled for 24th March 2014.

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 Attached (above) are pamphlets detailing the hearing process should you want to attend. It’s always a fun night out, listening to some of the nonsense spouted by the other applicants applying for, or more usually trying to hang onto, their licenses. And it’s free, so what more could you ask for? The lady handling this laugh-a-minute knock-about entertainment spectacle, and the person to whom you should forward your application to attend the hearing is:
Mrs Esther F. Jones
Licensing Officer
London Borough of Lambeth
Housing Regeneration and Environment
Blue Star House, 5th Floor
234-244 Stockwell Road
London SW9 9SP
Tel:- – 0207 926 6144

Kebab And Go – He’s Gone Away

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The application for an alcohol license originally submitted for review on 18th November for 45A South Lambeth Road, and the subject of a regular no-show at the hearing by the applicant on a number of occasions after that, has finally been withdrawn. We have posted updates regularly – rather than repeat the information ad nausea, take a look at our last post on 26th January.

This letter was issued today by Lambeth Licensing:

Dear Sir/Madam
Further to your representation against the application by Mr Sadaf Mirza (EssKay Cabs) please find below a statement from the applicant in which he states that he no longer wishes to pursue the application [for the kebab shop to trade overnight].  This means that he has withdrawn his application and no longer progressing it.
I would like to thank you for your time and advise that it is no longer necessary for you to attend the hearing tomorrow.
Yours faithfully
Mrs Esther F. Jones
Licensing Officer
London Borough of Lambeth
Housing Regeneration and Environment
Blue Star House, 5th Floor
234-244 Stockwell Road
London SW9 9SP
Tel:- – 0207 926 6144

Kebab And Go – He Never Actually Came

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Back in December, six Academy and Bonnington Square residents attended a hearing of the Lambeth Licensing Committee to listen to a fast food application for 45A South Lambeth Road. Originally due to be heard on 18th November, it was moved to 23rd December. Twenty objections were listed from local residents (an exceedingly high number, we were advised) plus those from Licensing Police, Enforcement, and Noise.  No applicant though.  Apparently, he had broken down en route and so, whilst waiting, we listened for an hour to another case.  When that was determined, and the applicant was still a no-show, the Chair informed us that “in fairness to the applicant” the hearing of the application would be adjourned until the New Year.  We were told that if he didn’t turn up next time the hearing would go ahead without him. Well, knock me down with a cheeseburger, it was postponed yet again from January 9th and rescheduled for Tuesday 4th February. As of 26th January the application still wasn’t showing on the Lambeth website. Don’t hold your breath (unless you’re in the aforementioned kebab shop, in which case it’s advisable).

Planning Application, Again, For a Fast Food Outlet At Arch 45A, South Lambeth Road

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We put up a post on 16th November to let you know that there was yet another fast food application in the pipeline (Arch 45A, South Lambeth Road) with Lambeth Council, due to be heard on 18th November. Well, it’s back, only this time the company has changed its name, from Sadaf Mirza to EssKay Enterprise Limited. A fresh application has been submitted and will be discussed on 23rd December after 7:00pm at Lambeth Town Hall, SW2 1RW. Awful timing, but if you want to oppose this, if for no other reason than on the grounds of public health, let alone more rubbish, noise, etc., then try to make it to the hearing.

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