A while I ago I mentioned that there was a new licensing application for a restaurant called, Cini. This application has been amended a little.

The hours remain unchanged, however, they are now requesting a licence to allow dancing (limited to traditional Turkish belly dancing) between the hours of 20:00 and 22:00. As a result the deadline for representations has been extended to 27 August. I can’t imagine this sort of amendment would make much difference to people’s opinions. Although I suppose it depends on exactly who is doing the belly dancing.

A new restaurant are applying for a licence on Lavender Hill. Cini, at 33 Lavender Hill (if I recall correctly this was the Lazy Bar), have applied to the council to remain open from 10:00 until 23:00 Sunday to Thursday, and from 10:00 until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

At first sight it does not look particularly controversial, problems are usually more a function of the management than the hours (as I suspect that neighbours to the Walkabout would attest) and, to me at least, these seem fairly reasonable for a restaurant.

However, if you are concerned representations can be made to the licensing section until 19 August, 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.

If you wish to make an observation you can do so by writing to:
Head of Licensing
Licensing Section
London Borough of Wandsworth
PO Box 47095
SW18 9AQ

or by emailing licensing@wandsworth.gov.uk