Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Licencing Application - The Duke of York pub, Downham Road

A licencing application has been submitted for the site of the old Duke of York pub, on the corner of Downham Road and Hertford Road.

The application asks for a licence to sell alcohol between the hours of 10am and 5am every day of the week.

The De Beauvoir councillors have objected to this licence application on the grounds that the Duke of York pub is in a residential area and therefore the hours proposed are entirely unsuitable. Whilst a well-run pub or restaurant is an asset to an area and can be a focal point for a community, a late-night bar is not suitable for an area that is firmly residential.

The application has been made by Blue Dragon De Beauvoir Alchemy Group Ltd who appear to be the owners of Off Broadway, a bar in Broadway Market, which describes itself as “an East Village Bar that got lost and ended up in East London”.

The application will be considered by the Council’s licencing committee later this month.
There are four grounds on which a licence application can be amended or rejected:
  • The prevention of crime and disorder
  • The prevention of public nuisance
  • Public safety
  • The protection of children from harm
The De Beauvoir Councillors have objected to the application on all the above grounds.

Details of the application are below:

“Application for a premises licence for films from 10:00 to 23:00 daily, live music from 10:00 to 02:00 Monday to Saturday and from 10:00 to 01:00 Sunday, recorded music, alcohol from 10:00 to 02:00  facilities for dance and supply of Monday to Thursday, 10:00 to 04:00am Friday and Saturday and from 10:00 to 01:00 Sunday and supply of  alcohol and late night refreshment from 23:00 to 05:00 daily.”

The original application can be seen here

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