IMPORTANT MESSAGE – We have emails from the Licensing Services Manager at LBTH that all personal information from any submission to the the committee will be redacted (ie deleted). So no personal information from comments will be in the public domain. LBTH say this policy has been in place for just over eight months.
The notice below has appeared on a couple of lamp posts on the corner of Mile End Road and Burdett Road. This means that the Boheme Club (formerly Broke London) has now had its license suspended pending a review. The Police believe the premises are associated with serious crime and disorder. As residents we have until Friday 8th April to make our opinions known to the The Licensing Department at London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
Tower Hamlets Council (the licensing authority) refused the licence application for this club in August 2009. Ben Wilson (the applicant) appealed this decision to Thames Magistrates Court at Bow Road before district judge Jacqueline Comyms
The music policy of the past had been an influence in the disturbances associated with the previous club licence. She stated that she was persuaded that the proposed change in music policy would be effective.
If you do wish to make your views known, whether to support the club or to oppose it, this may be done by means of a letter addressed to The Licensing Department, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Licensing Section, Mulberry Place (AH) PO Box 55739, London E14 1BY. (to arrive there by this Friday) The letter may also be sent as an attachment to an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that any representation must be related to the four objectives of the licensing act. These are:
a) the prevention of crime and disorder.
b) public safety
c) the prevention of public nuisance
d) the protection of children from harm.
Any comments not related to these objectives will be disregarded.
For more information on how to make a represntation please visit the MERA News blog.
For your information you can find the license details here (link to Google Docs).
We are currently trying to find out the date, time and location of the review and we will circulate this as soon as the information becomes available. This will be a public meeting and local people will be able to attend, although not many will be able to speak.