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License for Homemade Cafe at the Forest Recreation Ground Pavilion

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Firstly thank you very much for taking the time to look at our petition.
As you may know, we Homemade Cafe have been trying to obtain a license for the new cafe at the Forest Rec. This would enable us to open later in the Summer evenings, serve up supper with a glass of wine, enjoy a continental beer on the terrace watching the sunset, on occasion with some nice live acoustic music on the terrace. It would also allow us to develop the cafe & adjoining function room, for hosting special events, like birthday bashes, christening dos, weddings & business meetings.

Sounds nice doesn't it? We have been working very hard creating our gorgeous new cafe in this previously run down building. The council were lucky enough to get a big lottery grant, which meant they had lots of pennies to bring the park back to life and it's former glory. We were lucky enough to be chosen to take on the cafe space and we want to do everything to make the families & local residents visiting the park enjoy their time there.

Unfortunately the Police want to reject our proposal, suggesting that we will bring trouble to the park, such as cottaging, prostitution, street drinking, violence and disorder. The friends of the forest think we will create disorder and nuisance to the residents with loud music, erm two words for you, goose and fair!
Those of you that frequent our cafes will understand that this is just under-researched nonsense. We are family friendly cafes where people come to have a nice time, yummy food and have a cheeky game of connect 4 if they're lucky!

We think these people making the objections are rather silly and misguided, not to mention how upsetting this to the Homemade team, who have all been working so hard on our new project.

Here's how you can help.........
our licensing solicitors helping need names, and if you're a resident, your address or at the very least your street name. We can then present this to the licensing panel to prove how silly this really is.
So far we have had such amazing heartfelt support from customers & residents and we cannot thank you enough, but we need a little more.
Please sign the petition, leave your street if in the area and whatever you might like to say and spread the word, share the link, tweet it etc etc.

Thank you very much for reading,
Love, brownies & new cafes
Jasmin & the Homemaders x

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