Romford nightclub has opening hours extended

A Romford bar has had permission to keep its extended opening hours for a five-year period.

Buddha Lounge, in North Street, was given permission to open from 9am to 11pm every day in 1996. In 2006 this was changed to 11am to between 3am and 5am.

The permission was extended in 2008 for two years, but this week the regulatory services committee was deciding whether to extend the permission for a further five years.

The committee was split about the decision but chairman Barry Oddy had the deciding vote to grant permission as officers recommended.

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