The Court Case involving the Council and Funky Mojoe’s has now reached a conclusion. The position is as follows:
- The Council successfully defended a Judicial Review at the High Court of the decision taken by District Judge Lucie on the 4th February 2014.
- Following that decision D & D bar services (Funky Mojoe) asked for leave to appeal.
- On 25 April 2014 Lord Justice Longmore granted permission to appeal “subject to the applicant paying £127,000 in Court , within 42 days of this order… If such payment is not made, the grant of permission is to be discharged”.
- The 42 days ended on Thursday 5th June at 5 p.m. and the court has today confirmed that the required monies have not been paid.
- The permission to appeal has therefore now expired leaving the decision by the High Court made on the 4th February 2014 as the final judgement. This means that the premises at 159 High Road has a licence that, at weekends, terminates all licensable activity by 11.30 pm and closure by midnight.
This is the final victory for local residents and the Lib Dem councillors who fought to get the nuisance from these premises controlled!