have accepted the Council’s requirements (see below) and have
re-opened. If they appear to be open after 12.30am please let us know
19 May 2016
has long argued for midnight closing for all licensed premises in
residential areas, and for changes which would end Loughton being a
late-night venue for people from all over London & Essex. It’s now
possible that things may be moving in the right direction! Nu-Bar’s
licence now requires them to stop selling alcohol at midnight, with a
half-hour drinking-up time (so 12.30am closing time), plus various
conditions on how the premises should be operated. They can accept
this, or appeal.
LuXe’s leaseholder has advertised the lease for sale, and we understand
that there is interest from people wanting to run a restaurant on the
premises – there’s a long way to go and we’ll keep residents informed.
3 May 2016
a recent incident, the District Council agreed to a Police request to
close the Nu-Bar until a licence review could take place.
a hearing today, the District Council Licensing sub-committee decided
in favour of a Police recommendation for alcohol sales to cease at
midnight, with a half-hour drinking-up time (so 12.30am closing time),
plus various conditions on how the premises should be operated. If the
licensee doesn’t accept the earlier closing time then the sub-committee
stated that the premises must remain closed.
gave details of eight serious incidents in the last year. Those
representing the licence-holder and the owner of the premises (Greene
King) had the temerity to suggest that the problems were caused in part
by insufficient local policing, rather than the Nu-Bar’s activities
LRA has long argued for midnight closing for
all licensed premises in residential areas. I attended (with three
other residents), and spoke in support of the Police action. I drew the
sub-committee’s attention to the problems which residents suffer,
week-in, week-out, from anti-social behaviour, vandalism and
disturbance in the small hours, as well as the occasional serious
incidents of violence.
Nu-Bar can either accept the decision, or can decide to appeal (within 21 days); we will keep members posted.
are grateful to the Police for taking action and to those residents who
wrote to the Council in support, or came along to the hearing.