Hackney council considers midnight curfew on clubs and pubs
and it'll be coming to your neighbourhood soon too....
Hackney is considering an extremely strict curfew for clubs and pubs. The borough is one of the many places in London that’s been hit hard by gentrification. But is this new proposal taking things too far? The council is seriously considering it.
In a strangely called “Hackney will not be closing at midnight” Councillor Emma Plouviez said, “The vast majority of these are in Dalston and Shoreditch. We’re reaching saturation point and in our view these areas are losing the balance between the rights of residents and the rights of businesses. It’s the Council’s job to try and strike this fair balance around quality of life, and this is why we are proposing changes to the Licensing Policy.”The proposal by Hackney council writes that shops should close by 11pm weekdays and at midnight on weekends. In bizarre timing, the proposal comes shortly after the tubes were announced to run
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