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Lambeth is changing its licensing regulations

To have a say on the changes to licensing  read this today or over the weekend as the deadline for comments is Monday 30th September.

The aim of the new policy is to help build a more sustainable Night Time Economy catering to the varied needs of our diverse communities and reducing  problems associated with alcohol .

Lambeth hopes to achieve this by building closer working relationships with businesses and putting more responsibility on license holders to look after their customers and their neighbourhoods. Lambeth also wants to see Lambeth evening and nightlife better planned and aims to reflect upon the needs of residents in each local area.

What do you think the impact of the changes will be for West Norwood and Upper Norwood? What do you think of the current evening and night time businesses in the area around West Norwood?

To have your say on alcohol and late night licensing in Lambeth you can see the proposed policy and complete a quick survey at:


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Sugar Bar Applies to Extend Licence

Sonia Winifred outside The Sugar Bar - at lunchtime!

Sonia Winifred outside The Sugar Bar – at lunchtime!

Sugar Bar has applied to the council to extend its licence and to open until 2am on Friday and Saturday nights.

The council will hold a meeting of the Licensing committee, if local people send in objections to this new licence. Councillors on the committee will then decide whether to grant or turn down the licence.Otherwise the license is permitted.

Letters of support or objection must be emailed to licensing@lambeth.gov.uk by Friday 16th August 2013 using the reference 13/01177/PRMVAR-Prem1208

In response to community concerns local councillors have arranged a meeting with the owners for Thursday 1st August at 7pm in The Sugar Bar at 91 Norwood High Street SE27 9JS

A few years ago owners of this property wanted to set up a lap dancing club and hundreds of residents objected. The current owners say they “don’t want to run striptease shows or lap dancing “. See the facebook campaign https://www.facebook.com/StopTheStripClub

To see details of the new licence look at Lambeth council’s web site :

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Snooker Club Update

West Norwood Snooker Club in Waylett Place

West Norwood Snooker Club in Waylett Place

The local police, residents, businesses and councillors have concerns about anti-social behaviour around the Snooker Club in Waylett Place off Norwood Road and the impact of late night music and drinking at the Club on West Norwood town centre and nearby residential streets.  The Snooker Club is used mainly as a night club and only a few snooker tables are left.

For a number of months the local police have been working with the owners of the club to try to improve behaviour at the club.  Sadly recent events, including the tragic murder of a young man close to the club in August, suggest this approach is not working. Local councillors have now asked the Lambeth Licence Committee to review the licence arrangements. The Snooker Club is licensed to sell  alcohol from 12noon to 5am everyday and for music & dancing from 8pm to 5am Wednesdays to Sundays.

If you would like to comment on the licence and the running of the Snooker Club you must write to Lambeth Licensing, Blue Star House, 234-244 Stockwell Road, SW9 9SP or email licensing@lambeth.gov.uk. The deadline for comments is Wednesday 28th September. The Licence Committee only looks at problems under four headings: public safety, preventing crime & disorder, public nuisance and protecting children from harm.

Alternatively you can  contact Cllr Jane Pickard on: jpickard@lambeth.gov.uk or 07805 943 085. Jane can pass on comments to the Licence Committee on your behalf  – and you can choose to remain anonymous.

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