Residents, cafe and licensing working together

Yesterday it was agreed by the Licensing Committee that an application for the Chocolate & Champagne cafe – 463 Norwood Road – would been granted. The premises will be licenced from 7 am to 8pm during the week and 7 am and 11 pm over the weekends.

As residents have been concerned about the proposed licensing application due to historical problems on the site it’s great that the cafe, the residents and licensing have worked so closely together to find a solution which everyone was happy with.

The cafĂ© will be run as a restaurant /cafe but it’s also a bakery. As the owner will be installing large bakery equipment in the basement there should be little excuse for late night noise. Otherwise, the terms and conditions of the license mean that there will be security staff needed on Friday and Saturday nights though within six months time – provided there are no complaints from the local community – this condition could be reviewed.

If you believe there are any activities going at Chocolate & Champagne that go beyond 8 pm on the weekdays or 11 pm on weekdays please let us know.

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