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Revised Hackney Statement of Licensing Policy under challenge from campaign group

Residents group seeks Judicial Review

“On 18th July 2018, Hackney Borough Council approved a revised Statement of Licensing Policy (SoLP) with the decision being widely reported and scrutinised.

The new SoLP has doubled the Special Policy Area for Shoreditch. A ‘core hours’ policy has also been introduced which limits operational hours to 11pm on weekdays, midnight at weekends and imposes a 10pm curfew for external areas.

On 23rd October 2018 it was announced that We Love Hackney, a non-profit organisation, instructed Leigh Day Solicitors, and barristers Philip Kolvin QC and Christopher Knight to apply to Judicially Review the Council’s decision.

Funding for the action is being raised via CrowdJustice. On the fundraising webpage We Love Hackney argue that  “…Hackney Council failed to consider the impact on young people, who are more likely to use and work in the night time economy, or on the diverse range of venues that serve our LGBTQ+ and minority communities.”

This will certainly be one to watch and we will keep you updated via future eNews.”

For further information about this contact Imogen Moss on 0115 953 8500.

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