Silvertime Amusements is facing local opposition after being awarded a premises licence for the site of a former high street bookmaker by Brent Council’s licensing committee.
Three local councillors have launched an appeal, despite the local authority approving plans for the Park Parade location at a meeting held on 24 November.
“At the meeting in November Paddy Wuhr, the solicitor representing Edward Reed, said licensing conditions had been agreed between the police, council officers and his client,” reported the Kilburn Times.
“He added Mr Reed would be willing to work with the community and Harlesden councillor Mili Patel to address any outstanding concerns they had.”
However, three councillors representing Kensal Green have since launched an appeal against the decision, stating a reappraisal “would allow the voice of our community to be fully heard and considered for the first time.”
This is despite the fact that, as reported by Kilburn Times in November, the committee agreed unanimously that Reed “would be able to uphold conditions attached to the licence and noted the absence of objections from authorities.”
If the appeal is dismissed, the site will become Silvertime’s ninth venue across North London, and its fourth in the borough of Brent.