Lisboa Grill, the long-standing Portuguese takeaway and restaurant previously known as The Gallery on Brixton Hill, has applied for a variation to its licence to open longer hours and to have live music.
Citing increased competition in the area, the restaurant at 246-248 Brixton Hill is keen to expand its activities. This is now subject to an application to Licensing and residents have until 2 January 2014 to make representations. The application can be downloaded here.
The application cites the following as new or increased activities:
- karaoke and live music on Fridays and Saturdays until 1am;
- increase hours on the existing licence covering the supply of alcohol and food to midnight Sunday to Thursday and to 2am Fridays and Saturdays;
- New Year’s Eve to be licensed from 9am until 4am; and
- supply of alcohol on and off the premises, only with food.
Residents may have concerns about the increased hours, live music until 1am and the increased supply of alcohol off the premises in Brixton Hill. You can send your councillors your thoughts and concerns, or also make a representation direct to the Council. Any representations made by residents should relate to at least one of the licensing objectives to be regarded as valid. The objectives are:
- Preventing crime and disorder
- Public safety
- Preventing public nuisance; and
- Protecting children from harm.
Representations can be submitted in the following ways:
- By email – firstname.lastname@example.org
- By letter – Licensing, 5th Floor, Blue Star House, 234-244 Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9SP
- By fax – 020 7926 6150
Please ensure that you give your name and full address in your representation, as the Council will not consider anonymous representations. It should also be noted that the restaurant will have access to any representations that are made in respect of their application, to allow them the opportunity to respond to the points raised.
If you make a representation, you will also be able to speak at the Licensing Sub-Committee if you wish, to make your point directly to councillors.