Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Council wants views on Shepherd's Bush night economy

Give your views to the Council on night life in the Bush using their imaginatively named "cumulative impact" questionnaire here.

Explaining the survey the Council says this:

As a resident or business in or near Shepherd’s Bush, we need your opinion on the impact that licensed premises (e.g. pubs, bars, restaurants, takeaways, off-licences) have on your quality of life. Over the last few years due to the increase in the number of venues and longer trading hours, the Council has become concerned that local residents, businesses and visitors within the Shepherd’s Bush area may have been affected by crime, disorder and public nuisance.

The Council is of the opinion that, however tightly controlled and well-run individual premises are in Shepherd’s Bush, it is the number of premises in one location that leads to anti-social behaviour such as excessive late night noise, rowdiness, intimidation and criminal damage - all of which have a detrimental effect on the local area.

I think that's spot on  - but let them know what you think too here.

The study is being led by Cllr Greg Smith, responsible for law and order in the borough. He has done some really good stuff in recent years, including pioneering the safer neighbourhood teams of police officers that enforced things like the alcohol ban on the Green. So you have to hope that this leads to a clamp down on some of the excesses that we see in W12.

1 comment:

  1. Daniel de Freitas23 February 2011 at 14:31

    Hmm if a clampdown leads to ever more stringent rules on nightlife in W12 then i'm less than happy. Considering London's music culture is one of our biggest cultural exports, Shepherds bush fairs abysmally in supporting such events. Usually for fear of such excesses.
    That being said, perhaps the opening of the dubiously named Raving Budda shows the council do have some sense and can differentiate between a brash, booze filled environment like Walkabout and something that actually attempts to push music/culture.