Funky Mojoe company in South Woodford dissolved following High Court decision

Funky Mojoe in South Woodford.

Funky Mojoe in South Woodford.

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The company behind controversial nightclub Funky Mojoe was offically dissolved yesterday following a High Court decision.

Redbridge council will now attempt retrieve the £127,000 cost of a long-running legal battle with the company, listed as D & D Bar Services.

The bar in High Road, South Woodford, was closed following complaints of crime and anti-social behaviour.

The company's challenge to the decision ended up in the High Court earlier this year but was unsuccessful, with costs awarded to the council.

Owners then missed a deadline to appeal.

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1:12pm Tue 5 Aug 14

T. Watts says...

And when do we, the local community, get our compensation (or even refund!) for the:
Cost to the local authority to get rid of them?
The endless policing costs to keep this hellhole under control?
The massive drain on our local NHS A&E?
The street cleaning bills?
The inconvenience to local residents and businesses in the shape of noise, fights and vandalism?

We all know these scumbags made money hand over fist while this dump was operational - surely they're not going to be allowed to sneak off and not pay us a penny???
And when do we, the local community, get our compensation (or even refund!) for the: Cost to the local authority to get rid of them? The endless policing costs to keep this hellhole under control? The massive drain on our local NHS A&E? The street cleaning bills? The inconvenience to local residents and businesses in the shape of noise, fights and vandalism? We all know these scumbags made money hand over fist while this dump was operational - surely they're not going to be allowed to sneak off and not pay us a penny??? T. Watts
  • Score: 10

1:54pm Tue 5 Aug 14

tjm01 says...

Sadly I don't think any of the money will ever be recovered, but a not so small price to pay to see the back of the unacceptable behavour of the people who frequented this place, I am sure the local residents will be pleased that all their efforts have at last been rewarded and rightly so
Sadly I don't think any of the money will ever be recovered, but a not so small price to pay to see the back of the unacceptable behavour of the people who frequented this place, I am sure the local residents will be pleased that all their efforts have at last been rewarded and rightly so tjm01
  • Score: 12

2:33pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

tjm01 wrote:
Sadly I don't think any of the money will ever be recovered, but a not so small price to pay to see the back of the unacceptable behavour of the people who frequented this place, I am sure the local residents will be pleased that all their efforts have at last been rewarded and rightly so
Plankton thoughts. This company has run rings around the council and their neighbours from day one when they invited all of them in for champagne and can of peas , through all the planning processes, the appeals, the security guards outside coming off the public road, the shootings, the stabbings, the glass sings, the fights, the arguments the litter and everything else.

Despite all these events, you never saw a policeman in sight.
[quote][p][bold]tjm01[/bold] wrote: Sadly I don't think any of the money will ever be recovered, but a not so small price to pay to see the back of the unacceptable behavour of the people who frequented this place, I am sure the local residents will be pleased that all their efforts have at last been rewarded and rightly so[/p][/quote]Plankton thoughts. This company has run rings around the council and their neighbours from day one when they invited all of them in for champagne and can of peas , through all the planning processes, the appeals, the security guards outside coming off the public road, the shootings, the stabbings, the glass sings, the fights, the arguments the litter and everything else. Despite all these events, you never saw a policeman in sight. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -10

2:37pm Tue 5 Aug 14

T. Watts says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
tjm01 wrote:
Sadly I don't think any of the money will ever be recovered, but a not so small price to pay to see the back of the unacceptable behavour of the people who frequented this place, I am sure the local residents will be pleased that all their efforts have at last been rewarded and rightly so
Plankton thoughts. This company has run rings around the council and their neighbours from day one when they invited all of them in for champagne and can of peas , through all the planning processes, the appeals, the security guards outside coming off the public road, the shootings, the stabbings, the glass sings, the fights, the arguments the litter and everything else.

Despite all these events, you never saw a policeman in sight.
'The glass sings' ?

I would have paid to see that, Cornbeefur!
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tjm01[/bold] wrote: Sadly I don't think any of the money will ever be recovered, but a not so small price to pay to see the back of the unacceptable behavour of the people who frequented this place, I am sure the local residents will be pleased that all their efforts have at last been rewarded and rightly so[/p][/quote]Plankton thoughts. This company has run rings around the council and their neighbours from day one when they invited all of them in for champagne and can of peas , through all the planning processes, the appeals, the security guards outside coming off the public road, the shootings, the stabbings, the glass sings, the fights, the arguments the litter and everything else. Despite all these events, you never saw a policeman in sight.[/p][/quote]'The glass sings' ? I would have paid to see that, Cornbeefur! T. Watts
  • Score: 4

9:20pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Democrat1 says...

If the same thing is allowed to happen in Woodford Bridge there will be uproar
If the same thing is allowed to happen in Woodford Bridge there will be uproar Democrat1
  • Score: 3

9:33pm Tue 5 Aug 14

hursthill says...

I haven't followed this matter closely, but I presume HMRC are a creditor.

I hope HMRC start an enquiry into the Director's Tax Returns to check all their earnings from this enterprise are correctly returned. Should they owe VAT, then any new company should be carefully monitored.
I haven't followed this matter closely, but I presume HMRC are a creditor. I hope HMRC start an enquiry into the Director's Tax Returns to check all their earnings from this enterprise are correctly returned. Should they owe VAT, then any new company should be carefully monitored. hursthill
  • Score: 6

6:18am Wed 6 Aug 14

tjm01 says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
tjm01 wrote: Sadly I don't think any of the money will ever be recovered, but a not so small price to pay to see the back of the unacceptable behavour of the people who frequented this place, I am sure the local residents will be pleased that all their efforts have at last been rewarded and rightly so
Plankton thoughts. This company has run rings around the council and their neighbours from day one when they invited all of them in for champagne and can of peas , through all the planning processes, the appeals, the security guards outside coming off the public road, the shootings, the stabbings, the glass sings, the fights, the arguments the litter and everything else. Despite all these events, you never saw a policeman in sight.
WRONG AGAIN, on a large number of occasions the police have attended this venue often as a result of violence, and/or public disturbance, and on many occasions called by the local residents, I myself have on three seperate occasions driven past Mojos in the early hours to find the road blocked by police officers and police cars, mind you they have better things to do than turn out to watch a glass sing
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tjm01[/bold] wrote: Sadly I don't think any of the money will ever be recovered, but a not so small price to pay to see the back of the unacceptable behavour of the people who frequented this place, I am sure the local residents will be pleased that all their efforts have at last been rewarded and rightly so[/p][/quote]Plankton thoughts. This company has run rings around the council and their neighbours from day one when they invited all of them in for champagne and can of peas , through all the planning processes, the appeals, the security guards outside coming off the public road, the shootings, the stabbings, the glass sings, the fights, the arguments the litter and everything else. Despite all these events, you never saw a policeman in sight.[/p][/quote]WRONG AGAIN, on a large number of occasions the police have attended this venue often as a result of violence, and/or public disturbance, and on many occasions called by the local residents, I myself have on three seperate occasions driven past Mojos in the early hours to find the road blocked by police officers and police cars, mind you they have better things to do than turn out to watch a glass sing tjm01
  • Score: 11

7:14am Wed 6 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

tjm01 wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
tjm01 wrote: Sadly I don't think any of the money will ever be recovered, but a not so small price to pay to see the back of the unacceptable behavour of the people who frequented this place, I am sure the local residents will be pleased that all their efforts have at last been rewarded and rightly so
Plankton thoughts. This company has run rings around the council and their neighbours from day one when they invited all of them in for champagne and can of peas , through all the planning processes, the appeals, the security guards outside coming off the public road, the shootings, the stabbings, the glass sings, the fights, the arguments the litter and everything else. Despite all these events, you never saw a policeman in sight.
WRONG AGAIN, on a large number of occasions the police have attended this venue often as a result of violence, and/or public disturbance, and on many occasions called by the local residents, I myself have on three seperate occasions driven past Mojos in the early hours to find the road blocked by police officers and police cars, mind you they have better things to do than turn out to watch a glass sing
Yes the police always there after the event. They never went there as a preventative measure.

Glad to see you are getting your rocks off with a bit of predictive text typo. I was going to turn it off but will leave it on to please your plankton mind. Let's see what happens.
[quote][p][bold]tjm01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tjm01[/bold] wrote: Sadly I don't think any of the money will ever be recovered, but a not so small price to pay to see the back of the unacceptable behavour of the people who frequented this place, I am sure the local residents will be pleased that all their efforts have at last been rewarded and rightly so[/p][/quote]Plankton thoughts. This company has run rings around the council and their neighbours from day one when they invited all of them in for champagne and can of peas , through all the planning processes, the appeals, the security guards outside coming off the public road, the shootings, the stabbings, the glass sings, the fights, the arguments the litter and everything else. Despite all these events, you never saw a policeman in sight.[/p][/quote]WRONG AGAIN, on a large number of occasions the police have attended this venue often as a result of violence, and/or public disturbance, and on many occasions called by the local residents, I myself have on three seperate occasions driven past Mojos in the early hours to find the road blocked by police officers and police cars, mind you they have better things to do than turn out to watch a glass sing[/p][/quote]Yes the police always there after the event. They never went there as a preventative measure. Glad to see you are getting your rocks off with a bit of predictive text typo. I was going to turn it off but will leave it on to please your plankton mind. Let's see what happens. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -7

8:58am Wed 6 Aug 14

tjm01 says...

There you go jumping to conclusions (or possibly lying again) you have no way of knowing if the police were ever present there as a preventative measure, and how do I know this because as usual you don't bother to find out these things before spouting off, that is of couse unless you can PROVE me wrong, so thats the challange prove that the police never went there as a preventative measure.

PUT UP OR SHUT UP
There you go jumping to conclusions (or possibly lying again) you have no way of knowing if the police were ever present there as a preventative measure, and how do I know this because as usual you don't bother to find out these things before spouting off, that is of couse unless you can PROVE me wrong, so thats the challange prove that the police never went there as a preventative measure. PUT UP OR SHUT UP tjm01
  • Score: 7

9:35am Wed 6 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

tjm01 wrote:
There you go jumping to conclusions (or possibly lying again) you have no way of knowing if the police were ever present there as a preventative measure, and how do I know this because as usual you don't bother to find out these things before spouting off, that is of couse unless you can PROVE me wrong, so thats the challange prove that the police never went there as a preventative measure.

PUT UP OR SHUT UP
There were enough incidents outside that club where the police were not present.

Stabbings, shootings, dog attacks and one of the worse cases when a driver aggressively drove into a crowd outside for which nobody was ever arrested at the scene for any of these.

If you read the pages and pages of public documentation submitted to the licensing authorise you will see hundreds of letters including petitions from local residents, a common feature in their complaints being 'lack of police presence' including letters from the local Councillors.i take it in your diatribe you feel that all these complainants were imagining a lack of police presence including the old folk next door?

There were no police present when even when they lost their licence they continued to trade and invited customers to 'Bring Your Own' Bottle.

I have 'put up' , maybe you are the one to 'shut up'.
[quote][p][bold]tjm01[/bold] wrote: There you go jumping to conclusions (or possibly lying again) you have no way of knowing if the police were ever present there as a preventative measure, and how do I know this because as usual you don't bother to find out these things before spouting off, that is of couse unless you can PROVE me wrong, so thats the challange prove that the police never went there as a preventative measure. PUT UP OR SHUT UP[/p][/quote]There were enough incidents outside that club where the police were not present. Stabbings, shootings, dog attacks and one of the worse cases when a driver aggressively drove into a crowd outside for which nobody was ever arrested at the scene for any of these. If you read the pages and pages of public documentation submitted to the licensing authorise you will see hundreds of letters including petitions from local residents, a common feature in their complaints being 'lack of police presence' including letters from the local Councillors.i take it in your diatribe you feel that all these complainants were imagining a lack of police presence including the old folk next door? There were no police present when even when they lost their licence they continued to trade and invited customers to 'Bring Your Own' Bottle. I have 'put up' , maybe you are the one to 'shut up'. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -9

3:37pm Wed 6 Aug 14

tjm01 says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
tjm01 wrote: There you go jumping to conclusions (or possibly lying again) you have no way of knowing if the police were ever present there as a preventative measure, and how do I know this because as usual you don't bother to find out these things before spouting off, that is of couse unless you can PROVE me wrong, so thats the challange prove that the police never went there as a preventative measure. PUT UP OR SHUT UP
There were enough incidents outside that club where the police were not present. Stabbings, shootings, dog attacks and one of the worse cases when a driver aggressively drove into a crowd outside for which nobody was ever arrested at the scene for any of these. If you read the pages and pages of public documentation submitted to the licensing authorise you will see hundreds of letters including petitions from local residents, a common feature in their complaints being 'lack of police presence' including letters from the local Councillors.i take it in your diatribe you feel that all these complainants were imagining a lack of police presence including the old folk next door? There were no police present when even when they lost their licence they continued to trade and invited customers to 'Bring Your Own' Bottle. I have 'put up' , maybe you are the one to 'shut up'.
Are you really suggesting that there was no police presence following stabbings,shooting, cars being driven into crowds of people, dog attacks, please tell me you are joking, and yes there was some concern about the police response time as aposed to their lack of presence, maybe you should read the pages and pages of public documentation submitted to the licensing authorise more carefully, and once again you claim that there was no police present even when they lost their licence, this maybe because they lost their drinks licence and late licence and got around this by closing early and not serving drinks, no offence committed no need for the police to intervine
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tjm01[/bold] wrote: There you go jumping to conclusions (or possibly lying again) you have no way of knowing if the police were ever present there as a preventative measure, and how do I know this because as usual you don't bother to find out these things before spouting off, that is of couse unless you can PROVE me wrong, so thats the challange prove that the police never went there as a preventative measure. PUT UP OR SHUT UP[/p][/quote]There were enough incidents outside that club where the police were not present. Stabbings, shootings, dog attacks and one of the worse cases when a driver aggressively drove into a crowd outside for which nobody was ever arrested at the scene for any of these. If you read the pages and pages of public documentation submitted to the licensing authorise you will see hundreds of letters including petitions from local residents, a common feature in their complaints being 'lack of police presence' including letters from the local Councillors.i take it in your diatribe you feel that all these complainants were imagining a lack of police presence including the old folk next door? There were no police present when even when they lost their licence they continued to trade and invited customers to 'Bring Your Own' Bottle. I have 'put up' , maybe you are the one to 'shut up'.[/p][/quote]Are you really suggesting that there was no police presence following stabbings,shooting, cars being driven into crowds of people, dog attacks, please tell me you are joking, and yes there was some concern about the police response time as aposed to their lack of presence, maybe you should read the pages and pages of public documentation submitted to the licensing authorise more carefully, and once again you claim that there was no police present even when they lost their licence, this maybe because they lost their drinks licence and late licence and got around this by closing early and not serving drinks, no offence committed no need for the police to intervine tjm01
  • Score: 4

4:52pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

tjm01 wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
tjm01 wrote: There you go jumping to conclusions (or possibly lying again) you have no way of knowing if the police were ever present there as a preventative measure, and how do I know this because as usual you don't bother to find out these things before spouting off, that is of couse unless you can PROVE me wrong, so thats the challange prove that the police never went there as a preventative measure. PUT UP OR SHUT UP
There were enough incidents outside that club where the police were not present. Stabbings, shootings, dog attacks and one of the worse cases when a driver aggressively drove into a crowd outside for which nobody was ever arrested at the scene for any of these. If you read the pages and pages of public documentation submitted to the licensing authorise you will see hundreds of letters including petitions from local residents, a common feature in their complaints being 'lack of police presence' including letters from the local Councillors.i take it in your diatribe you feel that all these complainants were imagining a lack of police presence including the old folk next door? There were no police present when even when they lost their licence they continued to trade and invited customers to 'Bring Your Own' Bottle. I have 'put up' , maybe you are the one to 'shut up'.
Are you really suggesting that there was no police presence following stabbings,shooting, cars being driven into crowds of people, dog attacks, please tell me you are joking, and yes there was some concern about the police response time as aposed to their lack of presence, maybe you should read the pages and pages of public documentation submitted to the licensing authorise more carefully, and once again you claim that there was no police present even when they lost their licence, this maybe because they lost their drinks licence and late licence and got around this by closing early and not serving drinks, no offence committed no need for the police to intervine
If you read what I have said and the public record documentation referred to , you will see that the police always came after the event and following a serious incident, one would have expected some police presence the following which but there was none!

This is exactly what the neighbours were complaining about. The police showed little interest. Even the odd copper walking by would have been something.
[quote][p][bold]tjm01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tjm01[/bold] wrote: There you go jumping to conclusions (or possibly lying again) you have no way of knowing if the police were ever present there as a preventative measure, and how do I know this because as usual you don't bother to find out these things before spouting off, that is of couse unless you can PROVE me wrong, so thats the challange prove that the police never went there as a preventative measure. PUT UP OR SHUT UP[/p][/quote]There were enough incidents outside that club where the police were not present. Stabbings, shootings, dog attacks and one of the worse cases when a driver aggressively drove into a crowd outside for which nobody was ever arrested at the scene for any of these. If you read the pages and pages of public documentation submitted to the licensing authorise you will see hundreds of letters including petitions from local residents, a common feature in their complaints being 'lack of police presence' including letters from the local Councillors.i take it in your diatribe you feel that all these complainants were imagining a lack of police presence including the old folk next door? There were no police present when even when they lost their licence they continued to trade and invited customers to 'Bring Your Own' Bottle. I have 'put up' , maybe you are the one to 'shut up'.[/p][/quote]Are you really suggesting that there was no police presence following stabbings,shooting, cars being driven into crowds of people, dog attacks, please tell me you are joking, and yes there was some concern about the police response time as aposed to their lack of presence, maybe you should read the pages and pages of public documentation submitted to the licensing authorise more carefully, and once again you claim that there was no police present even when they lost their licence, this maybe because they lost their drinks licence and late licence and got around this by closing early and not serving drinks, no offence committed no need for the police to intervine[/p][/quote]If you read what I have said and the public record documentation referred to , you will see that the police always came after the event and following a serious incident, one would have expected some police presence the following which but there was none! This is exactly what the neighbours were complaining about. The police showed little interest. Even the odd copper walking by would have been something. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -3

5:17pm Wed 6 Aug 14

lovelywoodfordgirl says...

so what about all the pleasant people that attended mojos and that quietly got a cab home after? Don't put us all under 1 umbrella!
so what about all the pleasant people that attended mojos and that quietly got a cab home after? Don't put us all under 1 umbrella! lovelywoodfordgirl
  • Score: 4

11:00pm Wed 6 Aug 14

HottRedMan says...

Come on everybody, lets do the funk mojo, lol
Come on everybody, lets do the funk mojo, lol HottRedMan
  • Score: -1

3:10pm Thu 7 Aug 14

T. Watts says...

lovelywoodfordgirl wrote:
so what about all the pleasant people that attended mojos and that quietly got a cab home after? Don't put us all under 1 umbrella!
No we won't - because the umbrella would have been drunkenly used as a weapon and I would probably have been blinded in one eye!
[quote][p][bold]lovelywoodfordgirl[/bold] wrote: so what about all the pleasant people that attended mojos and that quietly got a cab home after? Don't put us all under 1 umbrella![/p][/quote]No we won't - because the umbrella would have been drunkenly used as a weapon and I would probably have been blinded in one eye! T. Watts
  • Score: 0

9:54am Thu 14 Aug 14

Talk of the town says...

tjm01 wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
tjm01 wrote: There you go jumping to conclusions (or possibly lying again) you have no way of knowing if the police were ever present there as a preventative measure, and how do I know this because as usual you don't bother to find out these things before spouting off, that is of couse unless you can PROVE me wrong, so thats the challange prove that the police never went there as a preventative measure. PUT UP OR SHUT UP
There were enough incidents outside that club where the police were not present. Stabbings, shootings, dog attacks and one of the worse cases when a driver aggressively drove into a crowd outside for which nobody was ever arrested at the scene for any of these. If you read the pages and pages of public documentation submitted to the licensing authorise you will see hundreds of letters including petitions from local residents, a common feature in their complaints being 'lack of police presence' including letters from the local Councillors.i take it in your diatribe you feel that all these complainants were imagining a lack of police presence including the old folk next door? There were no police present when even when they lost their licence they continued to trade and invited customers to 'Bring Your Own' Bottle. I have 'put up' , maybe you are the one to 'shut up'.
Are you really suggesting that there was no police presence following stabbings,shooting, cars being driven into crowds of people, dog attacks, please tell me you are joking, and yes there was some concern about the police response time as aposed to their lack of presence, maybe you should read the pages and pages of public documentation submitted to the licensing authorise more carefully, and once again you claim that there was no police present even when they lost their licence, this maybe because they lost their drinks licence and late licence and got around this by closing early and not serving drinks, no offence committed no need for the police to intervine
Following yes preventative measures NO. It is also very rude to tell some one to put up or shut up. Unlike a lot of people discussing things on here I do have evidence and do know first hand about this venue
[quote][p][bold]tjm01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tjm01[/bold] wrote: There you go jumping to conclusions (or possibly lying again) you have no way of knowing if the police were ever present there as a preventative measure, and how do I know this because as usual you don't bother to find out these things before spouting off, that is of couse unless you can PROVE me wrong, so thats the challange prove that the police never went there as a preventative measure. PUT UP OR SHUT UP[/p][/quote]There were enough incidents outside that club where the police were not present. Stabbings, shootings, dog attacks and one of the worse cases when a driver aggressively drove into a crowd outside for which nobody was ever arrested at the scene for any of these. If you read the pages and pages of public documentation submitted to the licensing authorise you will see hundreds of letters including petitions from local residents, a common feature in their complaints being 'lack of police presence' including letters from the local Councillors.i take it in your diatribe you feel that all these complainants were imagining a lack of police presence including the old folk next door? There were no police present when even when they lost their licence they continued to trade and invited customers to 'Bring Your Own' Bottle. I have 'put up' , maybe you are the one to 'shut up'.[/p][/quote]Are you really suggesting that there was no police presence following stabbings,shooting, cars being driven into crowds of people, dog attacks, please tell me you are joking, and yes there was some concern about the police response time as aposed to their lack of presence, maybe you should read the pages and pages of public documentation submitted to the licensing authorise more carefully, and once again you claim that there was no police present even when they lost their licence, this maybe because they lost their drinks licence and late licence and got around this by closing early and not serving drinks, no offence committed no need for the police to intervine[/p][/quote]Following yes preventative measures NO. It is also very rude to tell some one to put up or shut up. Unlike a lot of people discussing things on here I do have evidence and do know first hand about this venue Talk of the town
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