McDonalds Application for late night opening withdrawn

Eltham North Councillors were informed today that McDonalds have chosen to withdraw their application to open until 3am each week day and 5am at the weekends.  Eltham North Cllr Spencer Drury, who collected a petition of 250 signatures against the longer opening hours and presented it to a full Council meeting at the end of March said:

"This is a great result for Eltham.  McDonalds have recognised that local people did not want their restaurant to be open until the early hours of the morning and that their application would have lowered the quality of life in Eltham. 

"I think everyone in Eltham can be pleased with the success of the campaign, led by Conservative Councillors and our Parliamentary Candidate David Gold. Even the Labour MP responded to our actions by adding his voice to our objections.  It makes the behaviour of the Labour Council's Licensing Department in rejecting our petition even more incomprehensible."