To: The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Licensing Board.

Help the Mau Mau Bar on Portobello Road survive.

Help the Mau Mau Bar on Portobello Road survive.

Allow the Mau Mau Bar the same liquor license as the other bars on Portobello Rd which is till midnight in the week and 1 am on Friday and Saturday.

Why is this important?

The Licensing officials at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea are reviewing licensing hours of the Mau Mau Bar on Portobello Road. At present its 11pm in the week and midnight Friday Saturday. This will make it very hard for the bar to survive as it needs the after pub revenue from the area to carry on trading. What is needed is that Mau Mau has the same licensing as the other bars in Portobello such Ukai which sell alcohol till 1am on the weekend and 12 in the week. Lest we forget that Mau Mau is the LAST proper neighbourhood bar come live music venue, with pub prices and a truly mixed clientele that 7 days a week puts on all manner of great music, spoken word and bands of all ages who play blues, jazz, reggae, ski, soul, punk and rock n roll that reflects the needs of the area. For many young bands this is one of the few places where they can play live and start their career while, for us the patrons, this is the only place where one can see greats acts for a £5. For example, over the Portobello Live festival Mau Mau fielded 24 bands many local and from far afield as South Korea and France and Latin America. So please sign this petition and as soon as we a reach a significant number of signatures we will present it to the council and hope they grant said license.

Portobello Road, London

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Reasons for signing

  • At a time where live music is being appreciated more than ever, and where so many amazing artists are originating from the London scene, we need as many live music venues and opportunities to allow this talent to flourish.
  • Mau Mau is one of the last standing venues in the area that brings together all of the surrounding community and has good music and live events. It should be given the same hours as other bars in the area so it can have continued success and us locals can still enjoy!
  • We need live music venues to nuture the talent of the future. Without them, we will live in a world where music becomes just another computer programme.

Updates

2018-05-12 16:37:40 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2018-05-09 22:40:14 +0100

500 signatures reached

2018-05-09 15:19:37 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-05-09 14:33:35 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-05-09 14:04:30 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-05-09 13:36:27 +0100

10 signatures reached