Many thanks to The Plumster for sterling detective work on The Ship Pub, soon to be renamed 'The Shit Pub'.
I've always seen Plumstead Common as a quiet family conurbation, a green and pleasant land where families go walking, friends play football and butterflies fly in delightful formation. Apart from what looks like drug dealing in the centre of the Common, it's an inoffensive place.
So why would we want an 'exclusive' late night bar with bricked-in windows and 'dancing' for? All sounds dubious and your guess is as good as mine.
The Plumster alerted me to a fresh premises licensing application posted up on the Ship Pub site. This is dated 1st September and any objections to be submitted before 21st September. There are four grounds of objection applicable.
1) Protection of children from harm
2) Public nuisance
3) Prevention of crime and disorder
4) Public safety
Given that this bar closes at midnight on a weekday and is located in a highly residential area, I think public nuisance could be a goer for starters.
See here for previous postings on Plumsteadshire.
If this pub is going to turn into a late night exclusive dancing bar, then I think the good people of Plumstead should know about it. Please stand up and be counted.
Contact or visit TRADING STANDARDS DEPT, 11TH FLOOR, RIVERSIDE HOUSE, WOOLWICH HIGH STREET, LONDON. SE18 6DN.
020 8921 8418.
Without wanting to sound like Bob Geldof, GET OFF O' YER ARSES AND DO IT NOW!!!! The deadline is very soon.