you're right to be sceptical about the date Hugh - the planning enforcement team seem to be overwhelmed. i reported a planning infringement last Feb/March and was promised a reply in 8 weeks - i still hadn't received a response in November, so chased them up and they suggested they'd have capacity to look into the issue in the New Year.
Why can't they be just shops ?
I miss Kriss Kutz - the punch parties they had in the summer were surely not a legal use of the premises, but they brought something different to the local atmosphere - I always found the folks polite and they moved out of the way on my way to and from home.
I was hoping someone (inevitable it was Hugh :D) would have the low down, but I’m sad it’s going to be a jewellers - we do have a lot of them! Have to say it doesn’t seem big enough, although that said - I’m not entirely certain what you *could* do with the space. It’s tiny!
A punch party? Sounds interesting. What were they?
Well. You’d pass at 5pm on a Friday and the guys outside would be rather calm, whilst drinking a dubious coloured liquid from a plastic cup. You’d pass again at, say, 8 and it would be rather more raucous.
Maybe they were drinking grapefruit juice and I’m getting 5 from 2+2 :)
That sounds rather fun. Sorry to see it pass.
Indeed it was an off licence way back when. I am 68 and was born in Glenwood Road and when I was a kid I used to get sent in there to get my Nan a bottle of Guinness when I did her shopping!
My Uncle Stan from Avondale Road was a good singer who used to sing in the Salisbury and my cousins used to sit outside with a bag of crisps.
Oh happy days!!