Court date arranged for Funky Mojoe in South Woodford winding up decision

Funky Mojoe in South Woodford.

Funky Mojoe in South Woodford.

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A new court date has been set for a decision on a winding up order against the owners of the controversial nightclub Funky Mojoe.

Redbridge council is seeking to retrieve its legal costs in a long-running battle with the bar, which was closed following complaints of crime and anti-social behaviour.

The hearing at the High Court is due to take place on August 4.

Representatives from Funky Mojoe, in High Road, South Woodford, attended the same court last month but a decision was delayed after outstanding issues were found in documents submitted by Redbridge council.

The council will submit the amended documents at the court date next week.

Redbridge council announced in early-June that it will seek a winding up order against the nightclub after the owners lost a High Court bid to overturn a decision to cut its opening hours.

The club was granted a right to appeal at the Court of Appeal on the condition it paid the £127,000 costs the council had incurred defending its decision but the deadline was missed.

Owners of Funky Mojoe could not be contacted and the premises are currently closed.

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9:37pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

The council will not get a carrot.

Those Funky Mojoes team including their lawyers have rung rings round the incompetent council.

Would be quite amusing had it not been the hard working council tax payer's money that has been lost.

Will they make this into an episode of TOWIE?
The council will not get a carrot. Those Funky Mojoes team including their lawyers have rung rings round the incompetent council. Would be quite amusing had it not been the hard working council tax payer's money that has been lost. Will they make this into an episode of TOWIE? Villagecranberry
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12:58pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Concerned_Citizen says...

This premises could be turned into a nice restaurant/cafe that the whole community can use. Not just TOWIE tourists.

Take a look at what they have done with the former Conservative Club on Wanstead High Street
This premises could be turned into a nice restaurant/cafe that the whole community can use. Not just TOWIE tourists. Take a look at what they have done with the former Conservative Club on Wanstead High Street Concerned_Citizen
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1:54pm Tue 29 Jul 14

jonny mash says...

Concerned_Citizen wrote:
This premises could be turned into a nice restaurant/cafe that the whole community can use. Not just TOWIE tourists. Take a look at what they have done with the former Conservative Club on Wanstead High Street
The Conservative Club (Manor House) on Wanstead High Street looks nice but is extremely expensive - nearly £9 for 2 pints! If JD Wetherspoons do not take over the crumbling Granada cinema in Walthamstow Village I hope they buy the former White Hart, you cannot go wrong with £6 for a burger and a beer. They do not have music either so the old folks nexts door would be able to get a good nights rest.
[quote][p][bold]Concerned_Citizen[/bold] wrote: This premises could be turned into a nice restaurant/cafe that the whole community can use. Not just TOWIE tourists. Take a look at what they have done with the former Conservative Club on Wanstead High Street[/p][/quote]The Conservative Club (Manor House) on Wanstead High Street looks nice but is extremely expensive - nearly £9 for 2 pints! If JD Wetherspoons do not take over the crumbling Granada cinema in Walthamstow Village I hope they buy the former White Hart, you cannot go wrong with £6 for a burger and a beer. They do not have music either so the old folks nexts door would be able to get a good nights rest. jonny mash
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3:45pm Tue 29 Jul 14

T. Watts says...

There are no mitigating circumstances here, only the predilection to enhance the divulgence of the apportioned approximation of the truth. Yet, unbeknown those who very dereliction of the appropriation that validates inconsequential latitudes, we have an absolution of denial and the very ubiquitous vials of tempestuous demeanours.
There are no mitigating circumstances here, only the predilection to enhance the divulgence of the apportioned approximation of the truth. Yet, unbeknown those who very dereliction of the appropriation that validates inconsequential latitudes, we have an absolution of denial and the very ubiquitous vials of tempestuous demeanours. T. Watts
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10:26am Wed 30 Jul 14

E18 resident says...

T. Watts wrote:
There are no mitigating circumstances here, only the predilection to enhance the divulgence of the apportioned approximation of the truth. Yet, unbeknown those who very dereliction of the appropriation that validates inconsequential latitudes, we have an absolution of denial and the very ubiquitous vials of tempestuous demeanours.
Meanwhile back on planet earth the issue remains that the ratepayers of Redbridge will be picking up the tab for this one. So much for the former management of FM whining about the jobs lost as they wouldn't consider changing the business model from late night club to a venue that could be part of the infrastructure for the community. The absolute disgrace is that they walk away from a whole load of mess and disruption and hide behind company legislation that allows them to fold the business without any regard for the monies owed. These people were morally bankrupt well before becoming financially insolvent.
Interesting to see that the former FM manager's new premises is under license review called by Waltham Forest Police due to anti-social behaviour and crime.
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[quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: There are no mitigating circumstances here, only the predilection to enhance the divulgence of the apportioned approximation of the truth. Yet, unbeknown those who very dereliction of the appropriation that validates inconsequential latitudes, we have an absolution of denial and the very ubiquitous vials of tempestuous demeanours.[/p][/quote]Meanwhile back on planet earth the issue remains that the ratepayers of Redbridge will be picking up the tab for this one. So much for the former management of FM whining about the jobs lost as they wouldn't consider changing the business model from late night club to a venue that could be part of the infrastructure for the community. The absolute disgrace is that they walk away from a whole load of mess and disruption and hide behind company legislation that allows them to fold the business without any regard for the monies owed. These people were morally bankrupt well before becoming financially insolvent. Interesting to see that the former FM manager's new premises is under license review called by Waltham Forest Police due to anti-social behaviour and crime. http://www.guardian- series.co.uk/news/wf news/11360044.Bar_s_ late_licence_decisio n_delayed_until_Augu st/ E18 resident
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