Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Photo Shoot!

Had some photos taken outside the premises for the local paper today. They should be on Saul Leese's pub page in next Tuesday's Thanet Crimes. Should be finally signing the lease soon as well, which means I'll be able to get in and start decorating. It also means our conservatory will be free of bar stools at last!

Wednesday, 15 September 2010


Just got back from the Planning Committee meeting and I'm happy to say that the Planning Department's recommendation was upheld and I now have A4 planning approval for the premises. It was really interesting to see democracy in action tonight and it opened my eyes to the workings of a local council. Back to the licencing guys tomorrow. Late October/early November opening on the cards.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010


It's the Planning Dept meeting tomorrow (Wednesday) evening. Speech all prepared and everything crossed.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010


I have today received notice from TDC that the application is to go before the Planning Committee on the 15th of this month, with a recommendation to APPROVE. There are one or two conditions attached which, as a socially conscientious kind of guy, I shall follow to the letter. I'm not, however, counting my chickens - as Churchill once said, this is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.