Monday, 4 September 2006

The Ship Pub and Sleeze Bar A Go Go

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.

020 8921 8418.

Without wanting to sound like Bob Geldof, GET OFF O' YER ARSES AND DO IT NOW!!!! The deadline is very soon.


The Last Boy Scout said...

The residents in surrounding streets are currently putting together a petition.

Plumstead Commoner said...

According to Shooters Hill councillor Danny Thorpe, there is NO license application lodged with the Council. Who is right?

Becky said...

I think this is the link to the application -


RightOnTheCommon said...

This is the first I've heard about it, and considering I live a stones throw from the place, you'd think we'd get a chance to say something against it.

What happened to the "conservation area", I don't see how a venue called "bust da rhymes" can meet the requirements of the "conservation area"! We had loads of issues from the council when we were doing up our property because we had to protect the "conservation area", so why this?? I thought it would've been lovely if they did the pub up to its former glory - what a shame the opportunity has been lost.

As a mother of 2 young children, I certainly don't want to have:
a) people vomiting in my front garden
b) sh%gging in my front garden
c) fighting in my front garden

And I certainly don't relish the idea of listening to people spilling out at all hours and waking the children/ and or us up.

I will now step down from my soap box!

Where do I sign??