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If you know a Grinch who's failing to feel festive, this is the place to bring them. Down Mexico way they believe that the soul is immortal and can travel between worlds. You can't have premises that don't have licensing selling alcohol, that's the premise of the whole system, and that's what they didn't have when the enforcement action was taken. We're working very hard with venues to make sure they can stay in the borough and flourish.
We've protected pubs, we've protected cultural venues that are in our buildings, so things like Village Underground, giving them a long lease. Encouraging those sorts of venues to expand and open in Dalston, standing up for places like The Joiner's Arms that have real cultural significance even though it was just outside the borough.
This isn't about turning places like Dalston and Shoreditch into sit-down restaurants as you've seen in Westminster and other places, this is about saying you can have a very mixed nighttime economy and looking at different types of venue.
I'm really committed to music and public venues in Hackney and across the board we've seen an increase in the number of venues, whether it be real ale pubs, cultural venues, live music venues and all the things that keep Hackney's dynamic economy. I think it's about a mix. If you've got real centres like Dalston and Shoreditch that are centres of fantastic, diverse nightlife, we want to see that continue. But it can't continue to grow without some sense of the impact on the wider community and how we manage that.
If you want to open a new venue like that, you may well be able to do that, but you've got to convince us it's not going to add to the negative impact of the nighttime economy. It's recognising the importance of the nighttime economy.
I was out there campaigning for places like Passing Clouds and saying they had a vital role and making sure that couldn't be turned into sterile offices, and we put an asset of community value in place to say it had to be returned to a music venue. So we do protect music venues with campaigning and planning powers and thinking about how those things can operate. I don't think it's a one-way street saying those sorts of venues have no place, it's about they're managed, how they work with the council and how they work with that wider community.
By making it harder to obtain licenses and placing a lot more responsibility on the venues, will this mean that young people with exciting and innovative ideas for nightlife will be unlikely to have the resources to meet the licensing demands, and chains with deep pockets and good lawyers will?
We have got a track record of supporting independent businesses here in Hackney, we've got a business development team that would happily work with people that want to set up independent venues. One of the responses to some of the challenges we've had around this policy is how can we enhance that and how can we create some peer support amongst independent owners so they don't have to think that it's about lawyering up to get licenses.
I don't think the pattern of new premises opening up in Shoreditch and Dalston bears out that it is about new big players coming into Hackney. If you look at what's happened to chains in Hackney over the last 13 years, they do not flourish here.
It's not what people going out want to see, it's not what their expectations of our town centres and Hackney is. It's about people that are authentic and genuinely interested in creating exciting venues.
They're the ones that thrive, they're well-run and we have a good relationship through PubWatch and the Late Night Levy forums with those businesses and we try and support them. It isn't about just creating a type of environment where only those with the deepest pockets can succeed. Will they continue to be protected against the new regulations or will the regulations be used to reduce existing licenses?
I don't want to see the regulations used to reduce existing licensing. It's about new venues that are coming forward, so it isn't about resetting to 11 or 12, I think we've been very clear about that. You said the Night Czar was consulted throughout the planning processwhat views did she express? She's always been a critical friend of councils in terms of their licensing policy and she's very keen to see that Hackney stays the independent and flourishing borough that it is.
I suppose as with the campaign itself we've been seeking to reassure her and people concerned about the nighttime economy that what we're doing isn't about creating an environment where we lose that fantastic strength around independent venues.
She has requested an urgent meeting with you following the vote, will you be taking this meeting? We met with her this afternoon, so we've had the first meeting and agreed to meet again at the end of the summer and talk about how we continue to work together to reassure businesses and those that use the venues that we're continuing to support the nighttime economy in Hackney. The type of nighttime economy I'm sure many of your readers and people who have been contacting the Night Czar want to see us continue to support.
What was the outcome of the meeting today? We've committed to continuing to engage, listen. Both myself and Councillor Selman are going to be meeting with some of the business representatives over the course of the next couple of days and weeks.
We've committed to reviewing the impact of the policy in a year's time to make sure, as part of all the things we do in support of the nighttime economy, that we look at the impact of these licensing changes and making sure that she and all those that care about the nighttime economy are involved in those discussions. Prior to vote you ran some public consultations.
One found that 73 per cent were against the new policy, and in another 84 per cent said they consider the curfew proposals to be ineffective at promoting the licensing objectives. How do you justify moving ahead with the plans in light of the findings of these public consultations?
Skyscrapers “tear the heart” out of Shoreditch, says mayor
I suppose I'd be very, absolutely, categorically clear this is not a curfew. It is a new licensing policy, not a curfew or blanket ban. It includes an 11pm weekday and midnight on weekends standard closing time. There's two sides to this. People are campaigning thinking it's a blanket ban and curfew, both through the consultation and now, and that is simply not true. And, that consultation was only one part of the evidence package around taking the decision. It was not a referendum or vote, it was part of a broader engagement.
We met individually with licensees, we met with PubWatches, we met with resident groups, we did the online, paper and statutory consultation. Then we also had the body of evidence about the impact of the nighttime economy, good and bad.
All of that comes together as a package that we look at when we make that decision.
Also, the 73 and 84 per cent that you quote isn't a percentage of total residents, it's of people that took part in the consultation. You used public money to run the consultations so isn't it on you to ensure the consultations are representative of the public? We had a really big engagement with local residents making sure they were taken into account, and they were taken into account and balanced against all the other challenges.
I come back to: So if you respond to consultations saying I don't want a curfew and ban, and that is not what we're introducing, then that is going to be a point of discussion and debate.
The core hours are a base of application. If you are a well-run venue going up to 11pm the presumption is you are likely to get those hours.