Antic’s long awaited bar will give West Norwood’s evening economy a real boost. Last November Lambeth council gave planning permission for a family friendly bar and restaurant at 294-296 Norwood Road -in the site of This That and The Other store. Taking account of the flats above and nearby, the maximum opening hours were set as 9am to 11pm Sunday to Thursday and 9am to midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Jane Pickard & Sonia Winifred at Knowles site
Lambeth’s licencing committee will decide on the Antic’s licence details early in March.
When Scandals took over the business from Southern Pride in Norwood High Street residents asked local councillor Jackie Meldrum for help. Although the building backs on to industrial land it does have residential neighbours who want a good night’s sleep and there had been problems in the past. Jackie advised residents to write to Lambeth Council with their concerns about the licence for late night music, dancing and alcohol.
And last week councillors on Lambeth’s Licensing committee listened to local residents and finally agreed a licence for Scandals on condition that the hours of operation were reduced to closing at 1am on weeknights and 3am on Friday and Saturday nights.
For more information about Scandals see their web site: http://www.clubscandals.co.uk
Businesses are important to the future of West Norwood and will be welcomed particularly if they take on empty premises and get on well with their neighbours!
To find out how licensing works check out Lambeth’s web site