As mentioned on Twitter, Lewisham council don’t currently put their license applications on public display. You have to request them. So I did… Here they are. These are not mine, but I believe there’s a strong public interest in them being seen by as many people as possible. If I’m ordered to take them down, I will.
Google doc links
Event management plan
Festival site plan:
Good Hope Festival Event Management plan
Good Hope Festival Lic App
Good Hope Festival Site Plan
Lewisham Council are about to reconsider the rules around late licenses for bars in Blackheath. This is carried out through a piece jargon known as the “Cumulative Impact Zone”. The long and short of it is this: if you like the fact that there is less vomit, fewer broken bottles, windows, and hearts on a Saturday morning in Blackheath, there’s a good chance that it is down to this piece of legislation. It makes it harder for licensed premises to request later licenses. Let’s face it – if you want to go out on a late night bender, Soho isn’t that far away, and you can get a night bus back to Blackheath.
But, according to a recent email from the Blackheath Society, we need to send emails to the council, telling them to keep the “Cumulative Impact Zone” (couldn’t they have found a catchier name?).
So, if you want to stop all the pubs opening til 4am every night, you might want to send something along the lines below to firstname.lastname@example.org :
Dear Lewisham Council. Please maintain the Cumulative Impact Zone in Blackheath As a resident, I believe that it has noticeably improved the lives of people in the area. I think that there is less crime, disorder, and public nuisance late at night as a result of the zone.
There’s more here from the Blackheath Village Residents Association, but the only relevant page I could find on the council’s website about this is here (which is where the zone map, shown below, came from). A page from the Society’s original request is here, but there’s nothing else about it on their site at the moment.