There's a bizarre application in for dancing, music, films, food, drink service until 0400 at this tiny soon to be fast food joint. It seems to be a classic case of tick all the boxes and see what you get, with no thought for the local community.
The site used to be Tony's Hemp Corner. I hope what appear to be facade alterations comply with the local heritage scheme.
The fast food chicken shop next door has a licence for food service until 0200, and trades responsibly as far as I can tell.
Albert Beale has raised this with me. He says:
'What's proposed for No 10 seems to me to be more what you'd expect in Soho,
or – at most – on the main road immediately by the station.'
My general view (I own a flat about 100 metres away) is there there should be no trading past 0200 on the bottom of the Cally. This premisis appears unsuitable for anything other than basic food service. You have to question the common sense of someone applying for a licence to show films, have dancing, amplified and live music and serve alcohol in this tiny space. I have now been able to assemble the documents and get the details of the applicant. The application (which may have been amended slightly,but the applicant hasn't told me how) is to
permit the premises to sell alcohol, both on and off sales from Monday to Sunday 08:00 – 05:00
allow the provision of films, Monday to Sunday, 00:00 – 24:00
allow the provision of live music, from Monday to Sunday, 08:00 – 03:00
allow the provision of recorded music, from Monday to Sunday 00:00 – 24:00
allow the provision of performances of dance, from Monday to Sunday 08:00 – 04:00
allow the provision of anything of a similar description to live music, recorded music, or performance of dance, Monday to Sunday 00:00 – 24:00
allow the provision of facilities for dancing, from Monday to Sunday 08:00 – 04:00
allow the provision of facilities for entertainment of a similar description to those provided for making music of dancing, Monday to Sunday 08:00 – 04:00
allow the provision of late night refreshment, 23:00 – 05:00
The Burrito Cafe applicant Richard Walker says:
'My phone number is 07779 613 698.
'We've been discussing the application with the Police, Licensing and other responsible authorities for the last two weeks and have made a number of changes to the application.
'Would you be around to have a chat in person?
'The best email to get me on is email@example.com. Also please feel free to pass my number and contact details to your readers and committee.
Warm regards, Richard'
If you want to comment I'd strongly advise following the basic licensing criteria – try to fit your comments under the following headings:
The prevention of crime and disorder
The prevention of nuisance
The protection of children from harm
Comments must be submitted in writing including by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 August 2011 or on paper to
The Licensing Support Team
222 Upper Street
London N1 1XR