Objections Block Late Licence For Est Est Est

Councillors heed local's petition against licence renewal

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At the LBH Licensing Meeting held last week, City Centre Restaurants, who own Est Est Est, made an application for the renewal of their late licence.  

The restaurant and bar, situated at 29 Chiswick High Road, have held an entertainment licence since 1992 which permitted music and dancing on weekdays and Sundays, but were subject to the following restrictions, Monday to Thursday to midnight and Friday and Saturday nights to 2.00am.

However, tired and angry residents came out in force presenting 13 letters of objection and a petition with 34 signatures from addresses in Netheravon Road and Prebend Mansions.   Their main concern is the unacceptable level of disturbance experienced in the early hours as patrons leave Est Est Est.  

The panel of Councillors took these complaints into consideration and decided against renewing the late licences as they stand and granted a late licence restricted to twice a month, Friday and Sat only until 1.00am, otherwise it's time to drink up at 11.00pm.   Notices to be place in the premises encouraging people to leave quietly and to discourage car use are also part of the agreement.

Closed circuit television will be installed to ensure that the closing times are adhered to and admission to the basement area after 11.00pm is prohibited.

July 2, 2004