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Bar Social, Lavender Hill, licensing application

The council has received an application to vary the existing licence at Bar Social, 245 Lavender Hill.

The application essentially seeks to extend the opening hours of the premises so it can serve alcohol and provide entertainment until 1am on the mornings following Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and until 2am on the mornings following Friday and Saturday.

What might be more controversial is the application to remove the restriction on use of the external drinking area after 10pm. Wandsworth will often impose a condition on premises limiting the use of the external areas late at night because we are a residential area. Bar Social are looking to use their external drinking area until 11pm (they are currently limited to 10pm) and to be allowed to use the area for smoking only at any time.

Of course, this may create a noise nuisance – since smoking has become more social since the smoking ban.

If you have any representation to make the last date is 23 July 2009, it’s worth remembering that legally representations can only be considered by the licensing committee if they relate to the four licensing objectives:

  • The prevention of crime and disorder
  • The prevention of public nuisance
  • Public safety
  • The protection of children from harm

The council’s licensing pages provide more information on licensing in Wandsworth.

As usual I’m publishing this for information.

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