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8th June 2010 09.30

The licence has been granted

Broke London

opened this Saturday 29th May

Broke London Website

Last weekend (Sat 6th /Sun 7th) - Update

So far no reports of any problems have been recieved about the weekend opening of the club. It was closed by 2.00 am Sunday morning.

Bank Holiday Weekend

Unfortunatly on Sunday night residents directly behind the Broke London club living in Wentworth Mews on the Eric Estate report that bass thumping could be heard from the club. Benn Wilson (Manager) came up the block and agreed that there was a disturbance. It appears that the bass seems to be louder on the upper floors of Wentworth Mews than at ground level. Mr Wilson determined that the possible cause was a couple of boarded up windows that would need to be bricked in to increase sound insulation. Reports are that Mr Wilson's response indicated that he had taken matters on board and was keen to remedy the situation.

Noise & nuisance levels outside the cab office which caused considerable disturbance under the previous owner were not a problem. Though this could be early days and maybe the club was not up to full capacity.

To be monitored.

People living in Aberavon Road report that despite the numerous posters around the Grove Road/Burdett Road junction pointing directions to the 'Broke London Free Parking" they were woken by streams of loud clubbers as they walked down Aberavon Road on both arrival and departure.

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Broke parking

Meeting Pre-opening - 26th May.

We had a constructive meeting at the Club on 26th May. Residents met with Benn Wilson (Club Manager) Kathy Driver (LBTH Acting Principal Licensing Officer) was able to come which was good also Andy Jackson (Met Police)

Clearly our preference was not to have the club, and we are all bitterly dissapointed that the magistrate found in favour of Broke London. But I think we all now have to accept that the club IS opening this weekend. And that we need to monitor the situation carefully. We need to keep in touch with each other so that we are all informed about developments, and, in particular, about any disturbances.

The official opening night will be Saturday 29th May followed by an event on Sunday 30th for which the club has a Special Events Licence which is marketed under the Deluded brand (jointly owned by Benn Wilson) We were told by Mr Wilson that initially for the first couple of months he will not be operating a full program of events permitted under the license.

Benn Wilson invited us to contact him personally and immediately if there are disturbances:-

He will also arrange a mobile phone hotline to the head of security at the club. We have agreed to another meeting at the Club on 29th June to review the situation.

Benn Wilson is well aware that we will all be monitoring the situation very closely indeed and are determined to maintain / achieve our QuietNights

Thanks to all involved.


E3 Club (AKA Broke London)

  • Broke London (Club E3) has appealed against the Licensing Sub-Committee's verdict on the 27 August.
  • On 25 March, interested parties for and against Broke London (Club E3) met at Thames Magistrates Court in Bow for the second of a two day appeal session.
  • Local residents submitted their evidence - three of those from MERA along with others from the north of Mile End Road from the Quietnight Group. Several residents were cross-examined by the 'appellants' (Broke London) Counsel.
  • Broke London submitted their evidence in support of their claim to operate the nightclub.
  • The District Judge Jacqueline Comyns delivered her verdict - she found in favour of the appellants - Broke London are now free to open the club.
  • One of the new conditions imposed on the Club management at the hearing is that they must provide a car park or car parks to for 100 cars and the car park/s must be within 700m of the premises.