Bringing People Together
Under laws passed by the present Government i was of the belief that all pubs could now open 24hrs anyway, regardless of the need to apply for occasional late licences so why this application or is the playing of music a separate issue?
I also live very close to The Bell and am coming out in support of the application.
In recent years The Bell has been closed for months on end - presumably because simply operating as a pub is not viable. We have lost The White Hart a few years ago, all of the shops on Thames Street are now closed and there are so many closed-down shops and cafes in Station Road that you can see the tumble weed blowing down the road.
If there is a choice between The Bell modifying its offering or closing down then I would prefer the former. The NIMBY attitude of many of the writers here is appalling.