Councillors refuse application to build marquee at Bexley hotel

First published in Bexley by

AN APPLICATION to build an entertainment marquee at a Bexley hotel has been rejected after homeowners feared it could turn their street into "a public urinal."

The Holiday Inn Hotel, in Southwold Road, submitted the application to Bexley Council applying to serve alcohol and play music inside the marquee until 12:45am on Friday and Saturday nights.

Although the application only sought permission to hold licensable activities 12 times per year, nine homeowners objected.

One resident, who lives in Farm Vale, said people leaving the hotel already use the road as a toilet and the entertainment marquee would only add to problems.

Councillors sitting on the licensing sub-committee rejected the application on the basis they had not been persuaded the applicant would be able to prevent public nuisance and promote public safety.

They said there was no enough parking at the hotel and concluded the music "would be the equivalent of placing an amplifier in a field."

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

4:46pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott says...

I think that a marquee would be a great idea. A bit like a circus big top, in fact.

It would at least give MP David Evennett the chance to make a guest appearance and introduce himself to a brand new audience.

I can just see him sporting that red nose, daft suit, over-sized shoes and silly hair. Until he could be provided with the make-up and a suitable costume, of course.

Just as long as there aren't any gay married couples in the audience, naturally. That's a real no-no with Dave The Rave and certainly no laughing matter as far as he's concerned.
I think that a marquee would be a great idea. A bit like a circus big top, in fact. It would at least give MP David Evennett the chance to make a guest appearance and introduce himself to a brand new audience. I can just see him sporting that red nose, daft suit, over-sized shoes and silly hair. Until he could be provided with the make-up and a suitable costume, of course. Just as long as there aren't any gay married couples in the audience, naturally. That's a real no-no with Dave The Rave and certainly no laughing matter as far as he's concerned. Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott
  • Score: 0

9:33am Sat 1 Dec 12

goldenbroomboy says...

Bexley's ruling chavs do not like fields, that is why they have had them all bricked over.
Bexley's ruling chavs do not like fields, that is why they have had them all bricked over. goldenbroomboy
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree