Drinking application for Bingo hall in Surrey

February 1, 2011 - by Gladys · Filed Under London Bingo Blog, London Bingo News Leave a Comment 

MP to Richmond Park in Surrey, Zac Goldsmith, has put his voice to concerns regarding plans for a 24-hour drinking license at a venue which could possibly become a 2,000 capacity nightclub!

Zac Goldsmith asked the council to put in place far stricter conditions on the applications to make the Kingston Arena inside the former Gala Bingo Hall on Richmond Road, Kingston. January 26th saw a coffee morning being held at the Grey Horse Pub at 9.30am to talk about the residents’ worries and concerns.

Mr Goldsmith said: “Residents are rightly concerned by this application. A 24-hour licence will make it possible for the owners to do more or less what they want, adding “I hope the council will be able to apply strict planning conditions so whatever happens on the site, it is within the bounds of what is acceptable to people living nearby.”

The secretary of the Richmond Road Residents’ Association has put together an online petition for anybody living close to the venue or in the nearby area to object. It declares that Kingston town centre does’t have the capacity to cater for another large venue and lists another 15 reasons for the grounds of objection!

A council spokesman said before it could open the venue would need a licence and planning permission, which has not yet been applied for.

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