Residents 'anxiously' waiting outcome of nightclub appeal

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The outcome of Funky Mojoe's appeal was expected last week The outcome of Funky Mojoe's appeal was expected last week

A High Court decision on whether to overturn a cut to a controversial nightclub’s opening hours has been delayed.

Funky Mojoe, in High Road South Woodford, has appealed against a decision by Redbridge Council to limit its licence to normal pub hours after repeated problems with violence and anti-social behaviour associated with the club.

In November a judge at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court upheld the decision and a judicial review took place last week, with a decision expected on Thursday.

However, residents are still waiting anxiously for news of the outcome.

Cllr Richard Hoskins said: “I went to the review with about ten residents and the court told us that the decision was obviously very important to us and that they would try to get a decision to us by Thursday.

“Residents are anxiously awaiting the outcome of this.

“But I can see why the court might be taking its time over it. It is the first time this issue has ever been challenged at the High Court.

“This is a significant issue and is going to affect people on a national level and if the decision is upheld, it will affect licensing reviews all over the country.”

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4:54pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

As usual, Mojo gets yet more time.
As usual, Mojo gets yet more time. Villagecranberry
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12:57pm Thu 6 Feb 14

MorrisHickey says...

Perhaps the judges should move in next door and see how they like it.
Perhaps the judges should move in next door and see how they like it. MorrisHickey
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