Fitzrovia News no 122 September 2011

Council and police cautioned after nuisance bar is given licence

Front page.Residents in Goodge Street have criticised the police and a council licensing committee after a bar, which had previously been used as a brothel and continues to be a focus for vice activity, has been allowed to reopen.

Councillors were initially reluctant to grant a new licence to the notorious premises but caved in after legal arguments which pointed out that without police objections they could not refuse the application. Camden’s licensing committee granted the licence in July subject to conditions.

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