Kendal takeaway granted licence to open late at weekends

A TAKEAWAY close to a residential area of Kendal has been granted a licence to open until late at weekends.

Santorino’s, at Kirkland, was initially opened on a trial basis before Christmas, but has now been granted a permanent licence and permission to open until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.

“The objective is to open a successful business to support the townspeople and the local economy,” said landlord Patrick Brennand, who addressed South Lakeland District Council’s licensing committee on behalf of owner Sarkawt Khezri.

“It’s the finest Iranian takeout in the world and we want it to be a success.”

The shop will sell kebabs and pizzas and will fill a site which has been empty for three years since a Thai takeaway and a fish and chip shop closed.

But at the meeting, in Kendal, councillors revealed they had received several objections from residents.

“We would wish them well in their endeavours but would like to see a restraining of the lengthy hours,” said ward councillor Phillip Dixon.

“Local people’s experience of the last few weeks is late-night cars coming when normal people want to be in bed asleep.

“The hours seem really quite unreasonable to them.”

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However, Mr Brennand said Mr Khezri lived above the shop and had installed CCTV so he could keep a check on late-night customers.

“We are satisfied the applicant has taken approp-iate measures, including installing CCTV,” said Coun Evelyn Westwood, who chaired the meeting.

It will be one of just a handful of takeaways allowed to open past 11pm, including one on Kent Street which has a 4am licence.

Santorino’s will also be open until midnight between Monday and Thursday.

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6:47am Tue 14 Jan 14

hogheaven says...

Midnight should be the latest takeaway food outlets clubs etc are allowed to stay open.After that time you get the noisy drunk rabble who do not care how much noise they make with their anti social behaviour.Look at what has happened throughout the country since opening hours were relaxed. Hospitals A&E depts swamped with alcohol related cases , police are required to keep control of the idiots staggering round our towns , when they could be more usefully employed. Enough,if you cannot make enough money out of your business before 12 am ,maybe should do something else.
Midnight should be the latest takeaway food outlets clubs etc are allowed to stay open.After that time you get the noisy drunk rabble who do not care how much noise they make with their anti social behaviour.Look at what has happened throughout the country since opening hours were relaxed. Hospitals A&E depts swamped with alcohol related cases , police are required to keep control of the idiots staggering round our towns , when they could be more usefully employed. Enough,if you cannot make enough money out of your business before 12 am ,maybe should do something else. hogheaven

2:04pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Ben Berry says...

Id be interested to know what Iranian food they have? Apart from the takeaway staples of kebabs and pizza...
Id be interested to know what Iranian food they have? Apart from the takeaway staples of kebabs and pizza... Ben Berry

4:40pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Keeping_it_real says...

hogheaven wrote:
Midnight should be the latest takeaway food outlets clubs etc are allowed to stay open.After that time you get the noisy drunk rabble who do not care how much noise they make with their anti social behaviour.Look at what has happened throughout the country since opening hours were relaxed. Hospitals A&E depts swamped with alcohol related cases , police are required to keep control of the idiots staggering round our towns , when they could be more usefully employed. Enough,if you cannot make enough money out of your business before 12 am ,maybe should do something else.
What a ridiculously generalist response! Are you making these comments from your expert knowledge of the local night life, the police force, the ambulance service? Do you sit in A&E and count the number of people coming in? – well actually you seem like the type of person who would do just that!.

Don’t tarnish everyone with the same brush – clearly you need to get out a some more.
[quote][p][bold]hogheaven[/bold] wrote: Midnight should be the latest takeaway food outlets clubs etc are allowed to stay open.After that time you get the noisy drunk rabble who do not care how much noise they make with their anti social behaviour.Look at what has happened throughout the country since opening hours were relaxed. Hospitals A&E depts swamped with alcohol related cases , police are required to keep control of the idiots staggering round our towns , when they could be more usefully employed. Enough,if you cannot make enough money out of your business before 12 am ,maybe should do something else.[/p][/quote]What a ridiculously generalist response! Are you making these comments from your expert knowledge of the local night life, the police force, the ambulance service? Do you sit in A&E and count the number of people coming in? – well actually you seem like the type of person who would do just that!. Don’t tarnish everyone with the same brush – clearly you need to get out a some more. Keeping_it_real

4:47pm Wed 15 Jan 14

hogheaven says...

Keeping_it_real wrote:
hogheaven wrote:
Midnight should be the latest takeaway food outlets clubs etc are allowed to stay open.After that time you get the noisy drunk rabble who do not care how much noise they make with their anti social behaviour.Look at what has happened throughout the country since opening hours were relaxed. Hospitals A&E depts swamped with alcohol related cases , police are required to keep control of the idiots staggering round our towns , when they could be more usefully employed. Enough,if you cannot make enough money out of your business before 12 am ,maybe should do something else.
What a ridiculously generalist response! Are you making these comments from your expert knowledge of the local night life, the police force, the ambulance service? Do you sit in A&E and count the number of people coming in? – well actually you seem like the type of person who would do just that!.

Don’t tarnish everyone with the same brush – clearly you need to get out a some more.
Yes Yes and Yes, try living next to a late opening takeaway, when you are trying to get some sleep. .Generalist maybe but if you took more notice of what is going on in our society,where binge drinking is becoming the normTry.Spending a weekend in Blackpool and then tell me I am wrong
[quote][p][bold]Keeping_it_real[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hogheaven[/bold] wrote: Midnight should be the latest takeaway food outlets clubs etc are allowed to stay open.After that time you get the noisy drunk rabble who do not care how much noise they make with their anti social behaviour.Look at what has happened throughout the country since opening hours were relaxed. Hospitals A&E depts swamped with alcohol related cases , police are required to keep control of the idiots staggering round our towns , when they could be more usefully employed. Enough,if you cannot make enough money out of your business before 12 am ,maybe should do something else.[/p][/quote]What a ridiculously generalist response! Are you making these comments from your expert knowledge of the local night life, the police force, the ambulance service? Do you sit in A&E and count the number of people coming in? – well actually you seem like the type of person who would do just that!. Don’t tarnish everyone with the same brush – clearly you need to get out a some more.[/p][/quote]Yes Yes and Yes, try living next to a late opening takeaway, when you are trying to get some sleep. .Generalist maybe but if you took more notice of what is going on in our society,where binge drinking is becoming the normTry.Spending a weekend in Blackpool and then tell me I am wrong hogheaven

3:25pm Thu 16 Jan 14

jazzactivist says...

I got quite excited at the quote "finest Iranian takeout in the world... open all night", but then discovered that it is just kebabs and pizzas being served to the usual late night crowd. I wonder who, other than people who have been our drinking, are homeless on the streets, or the few who work shift work, would go to a takeaway in a small town in the early hours. Whichever way you look at it, if a food establishment is open until very late there will inevitably be more noise on the street and even a few antisocial 'incidents'. Don't they know what time most people have to get up in the morning? It seems silly to me for anywhere to be open after 11pm in the week and midnight at the weekend.
I got quite excited at the quote "finest Iranian takeout in the world... open all night", but then discovered that it is just kebabs and pizzas being served to the usual late night crowd. I wonder who, other than people who have been our drinking, are homeless on the streets, or the few who work shift work, would go to a takeaway in a small town in the early hours. Whichever way you look at it, if a food establishment is open until very late there will inevitably be more noise on the street and even a few antisocial 'incidents'. Don't they know what time most people have to get up in the morning? It seems silly to me for anywhere to be open after 11pm in the week and midnight at the weekend. jazzactivist

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