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Friday, 27 September 2013

Managing the night time economy - time to have your say

Hackney Council are seeking views on a proposal to introduce a Special Policy Area (SPA) in Dalston - going up as far as the Stoke Newington Road/Evering Road junction in Stoke Newington.

A SPA is used to help to manage the night time economy in areas where there are a large concentration of late night venues. It can also help the council to work with the Police and licensees to manage the impact of these areas on residents and visitors.

It’s not aiming to stop new businesses or put an end to the vibrant night time economy in this area (which as local residents we enjoy too!) but instead make sure that when late licenses are applied for, the applicants demonstrate that they can run their venues responsibly and not contribute to cumulative impacts of public nuisance, anti social behaviour and noise in the local area.

The proposed SPA will stretch from Stoke Newington High Street down to the junction of Middleton Road and Kingsland Road in De Beauvoir (map).

We welcome this consultation - we are frequently contacted by local residents who are disturbed by venues on the A10 that are failing to adhere to the terms of the premises licenses. Please to take the time to fill in the online survey here. 

There is a drop-in sessions this weekend for residents and businesses to find out more: Saturday 28 September , 10am - 4pm at Kingsland Shopping Centre, Kingsland High Street, E8 2NE.
For full details of the proposed Special Policy Area visit the Hackney Council website.

To request anything further including paper copies of the proposal documents email the council licensing department or call 020 8356 4942.

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