Probe into late-night open­ing

Aldershot News & Mail - - NEWS -

WAVER­LEY Bor­ough Coun­cil is in­ves­ti­gat­ing com­plaints that a take­away pizza shop in Farn­ham has been stay­ing open too late.

Papa John’s in East Street opened in March de­spite ob­jec­tions from Farn­ham Town Coun­cil, which said it would at­tract young peo­ple and noise and have an ad­verse ef­fect on the nearby res­i­den­tial area as well as is­sues aris­ing from park­ing.

Waver­ley orig­i­nally re­fused the ap­pli­ca­tion to change the use of the site at Con­tec House to a hot food take­away, but the de­ci­sion was suc­cess­fully ap­pealed against in Jan­uary this year.

The govern­ment in­spec­tor gave his de­ci­sion on the ba­sis that the premises would not be open for busi­ness or re­ceive sup­plies out­side the hours of 8am to 11pm on Mondays to Satur­days, and 9am to 10.30pm on Sun­days and pub­lic hol­i­days.

The fran­chisees at the new Papa John’s, who held a party in May to cel­e­brate their suc­cess­ful first few weeks, are Amir and Shabir Bashir.

A spokesman for the coun­cil said this week: “Waver­ley has opened an en­force­ment case in re­la­tion to Papa John's in East Street,” adding that the coun­cil had ‘re­it­er­ated’ the open­ing hours con­di­tions.

A spokesman for the take­away said that an ‘er­ror’ had re­sulted in a res­i­dent com­plain­ing about the store’s open­ing hours, but that it was now op­er­at­ing within the rules.

Papa John’s in Farn­ham.

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