Casamia have applied for permission to serve food and alcohol on the pavement outside their premises. Under the Government COVID-recovery roadmap, restaurants can open for outdoor service from 12th April. Indoor service will not be allowed before 17th May at the earliest. Restaurants and pubs are anxious to resume business as soon as possible and outdoor service is clearly the way forward. It will be good to welcome back Bathurst Basin restaurants and pubs after such a long spell of lockdown.
Friends of Bathurst Basin are concerned that restaurants and pubs respect local residents when they operate in public areas. We have therefore written to Central Ward Councillor Kye Dudd with four comments on Casamia’s application:
- Their table service should be strictly confined to the area they mention in their application.
- The licence should not allow amplified music to be played on the pavement.
- All outside areas should be closed and cleared of customers by 10.30pm (rather than 11pm asked for)
- In the first instance the licence should be granted for a limited period, say 6 months.