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London Night Czar tours Gants Hill to take in town’s night-time economy

PUBLISHED: 15:00 07 December 2018

London Assembly Member Keith Prince and Night Czar Amy Lame enjoy fish and chips at Serene's in Gants Hill.

London Assembly Member Keith Prince and Night Czar Amy Lame enjoy fish and chips at Serene's in Gants Hill.

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The borough’s London Assembly Member Keith Prince took London’s Night Czar on a tour of Gants Hill’s top haunts including the library and former Valentines pub, whose futures remain unclear.

Amy Lame came to the borough on Wednesday last week (November 28).

She visited Faces Nightclub, in Cranbrook Road; Chabad synagogue, in Eastern Avenue; Cookies and Cream, in High Street; as well as the Italian Job barbers, Shalom Bakery and Serene Fish and Chips, in Woodford Avenue.

The pair discussed the impact of the Night Tube, the council’s plan to create a ‘hub’ at the site of Gants Hill libraryand possible uses for the Valentines pub among other issues.

Mr Prince said: “At a London-wide level, our night time economy certainly faces some challenges.

He added: “Locally, one of our priorities has to be to get the redevelopment of the library site right; it is incumbent on Redbridge Council to carry out a full public consultation on their plans for a new hub”.

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