Labour ignores warning on licensed premises

Labour councillors have refused even to consider extending the new Clapham High Street Special Licensing Policy Zone, which bans any new bars, to other nearby streets where anti social behaviour is rife. 

Conservative Councillor for Clapham Common Shirley Cosgrave proposed that the zone boundary be amended to include the whole of The Polygon and the West Side of Old Town to the junction with Orlando Road: that the zone boundary be extended in the Old Town from the junction with Grafton Square to the junction with Rectory Grove, so covering all of Old Town and that the zone boundary is further extended to cover North Street to the junction with Wandsworth Road.

Labour councillors simply voted against any evaluation or consideration of these sensible proposals at full council.