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					                      12 January 2010                                                        www.lbhf.gov.uk                                                                                      NeWs 13




Bar slung rubbish
all over pavement
u Vesbar left wheelie                                                                                                                          eyesore:            Big sCreen: Vue chief Tim Richards
                                                                                                                                               Bottles and

                                                                                                                                                                 VUE GETS GREEN
bins and binbags full of                                                                                                                       other rubbish
bottles by the roadside                                                                                                                        were strewn
                                                                                                                                               across the
u Fly-tippers warned
they will receive hefty
                                                                                                                                               pavement
                                                                                                                                               outside Vesbar
                                                                                                                                               in Goldhawk
                                                                                                                                                                 LIGHT ON DRINKS
fines in the courts                                                                                                                            Road,             l WestField’s eagerly-anticipated Vue
                                                                                                                                               Shepherds         cinema will offer moviegoers a tipple with
                                                                                                                                               Bush. Inset       their popcorn when it opens next month,
  jon weisgard                                                                                                                                 below, the        after securing a late-night alcohol licence.
                                                                                                                                               Vesbar                the new shepherds Bush multiplex
A populAr Shepherds Bush                                                                                                                                         will serve drinks until 12.30am – but Vue
bar which ditched large amounts                                                                                                                                    chief executive tim Richards is quick to
of rubbish all over the pavement                                                                                                                                   reassure local residents concerned over
in front of it has been hit with a                                                                                                                                 late-night noise and disturbance.
£3,000 fine.                                                                                                                                                            He told h&f news: “We have been
    More than 30 orange recycling                                                                                                                                  selling alcohol at our cinemas for years.
bags and three large wheelie bins were                                                                                                                              it’s not a problem and people do not sit
unceremoniously dumped outside the                                                                                                                                  and drink like they would in a pub. We
Vesbar, on the corner of Goldhawk                                                                                                                                   find that beer, wine and other alcohol
Road and Bamborough Gardens.                                                                                                                                        form a very small part of the total con-
    When officers from H&F                                                                                                                                          cession. this is not a late-night crowd.”
Council’s street scene enforcement                                                                                                                                      tim expects the 14-screen digital
team investigated they found that all                                                                                                                               cinema to open by mid-February.
of the bags contained glass bottles.                                                                                                                                   despite all theatres having access to
    This meant that not only was the     council and was given the £3,000        the orange household recycling bags.   to prosecute offenders on their          a central bar, tim quashed recent reports
fly-tipping an eyesore but it also       fine at West London Magistrates’ on         H&F cabinet member Greg            behalf. The message is clear – if you    that customers in every cinema would be
created a serious risk of accident as    Wednesday, December 2. It was also      Smith said: “Fly-tipping is simply     want to fly-tip, be prepared to pay      served alcohol in the aisles by ushers.
the bags were strewn all over the        ordered to pay court costs of £1,800.   not acceptable in H&F and we have      the price.”                                  “We’ll provide a ViP bar for our three
pavement.                                   The bar now faces the risk of a      no hesitation in pursuing those who    l To report suspected fly-tipping call   luxury screens and we haven’t decided
    Vesbar, which is run by Fuller’s     £50,000 fine if it fly-tips again.      illegally dump their waste.            the council’s hotline on 020 8753        on the exact offer for those three screens
Brewery, was found to have broken           Vesbar should have placed the            “Residents are demanding cleaner   1100 or email cleaner.greener@lbhf.      yet,” he said. Caroline Butcher
its trade waste agreement with the       waste in ‘trade waste’ bags and not     streets and we will not hesitate       gov.uk




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