Licensee to deliver 'good news' on future of Funky Mojoe

The licensee of a controversial nightclub is due to deliver news of its future later today

The licensee of a controversial nightclub is due to deliver news of its future later today

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The licensee of a controversial nightclub has told the Guardian there will be ‘good news’ later regarding its future.

Funky Mojoe, in High Road, South Woodford, launched a High Court bid to overturn a decision to limit its opening times to normal pub hours.

However, the High Court upheld the decision last week and ordered Funky Mojoe to pay the council’s legal costs of £127,000 and denied them the right to appeal.

However, it has emerged the club can appeal against the initial Magistrates Court ruling.

The club tweeted yesterday that news was to be announced regarding the club’s future.

Licensee Kerry O’Reilly said: “I think the news is good. I expect a lot of people won’t agree, but we are the best venue around that do what we do.

“I can’t confirm what the news is until my solicitors have spoken to the council.”

Funky Mojoe management has declined to comment until now and the venue remained closed at the weekend.

Opening hours were reduced earlier this year after the council's licensing committee was shown CCTV evidence of several serious assaults outside the venue. 

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4:05pm Thu 27 Feb 14

MorrisHickey says...

The best news would be that they've packed their bags and left the area.
The best news would be that they've packed their bags and left the area. MorrisHickey
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9:08am Fri 28 Feb 14

WoodfordGreenResident says...

According to the Ilford Recorder, Funky Mojoes are open until 3am this Saturday! I'm not sure how they are allowed given they lost their High Court battle? http://www.ilfordrec
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According to the Ilford Recorder, Funky Mojoes are open until 3am this Saturday! I'm not sure how they are allowed given they lost their High Court battle? http://www.ilfordrec order.co.uk/news/new s/funky_mojoe_s_in_s outh_woodford_to_ope n_late_next_weekend_ 1_3372570 WoodfordGreenResident
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9:09am Fri 28 Feb 14

WoodfordGreenResident says...

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According to the Ilford Recorder, Funky Mojoes are open until 3am this Saturday! I'm not sure how they are allowed given they lost their High Court battle? http://www.ilfordrec

order.co.uk/news/new

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outh_woodford_to_ope

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Sorry, next Saturday.
[quote][p][bold]WoodfordGreenResiden t[/bold] wrote: According to the Ilford Recorder, Funky Mojoes are open until 3am this Saturday! I'm not sure how they are allowed given they lost their High Court battle? http://www.ilfordrec order.co.uk/news/new s/funky_mojoe_s_in_s outh_woodford_to_ope n_late_next_weekend_ 1_3372570[/p][/quote]Sorry, next Saturday. WoodfordGreenResident
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9:44am Fri 28 Feb 14

MorrisHickey says...

It's not this Saturday - but the following one. If they proceed they will almost certainly be in breech of the terms of their licence - and possibly in contempt of court. The one invites the suspension of the licence, and the other the penalty of an indefinite term in jail for the directors.
It's not this Saturday - but the following one. If they proceed they will almost certainly be in breech of the terms of their licence - and possibly in contempt of court. The one invites the suspension of the licence, and the other the penalty of an indefinite term in jail for the directors. MorrisHickey
  • Score: 2

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