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Party People Like to Party All Night Long

people enjoying the concert
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It’s Wednesday 27th July, I’m due at the City Hall of Bristol City Council to make my representation for the disruption caused by local Lakota night club.

First round, each side is offered a chance to speak.

Then the council members had to decide whether to go to a full review. Coffee was ordered, perhaps it wasn’t going to over quickly…

The committee decided to go for a full review.

Again the for and against side of the license agreement for the club had their slots to speak.

Then a councillor wanted to ask more questions, to clarify various things I and they said.

Although he seemed to be asking questions which seemed ‘good cop’ then ‘bad cop’.

Like in a job interview when you don’t get the job because you were under-qualified.

Whats worse drink spiking or laughing gas???

I wasn’t sure how much to add a reply, and a back and forth response was frowned upon by the councillor sitting opposite me. It wasn’t clear who was chair, and the councillor seemed to derail the meeting with …. drinks spiking topics.

Evidence from the neighbourhoods team, 9 other resident complaints. However residents had dropped out of the complaints process.

The lawyer for Lakota kept saying how without police evidence this meeting shouldn’t be happening.

Scroll back on my phone to the links for young people who died with overdoses and the assaults that happened inside the club.

After 5 hours, the club seemed to have escaped further restrictions. The councillor whose friend had their drink spiked, decided to extend their license so people can drink outside too.

Maybe the most satisfying aspect of the meeting was the length of time we all had to spend going over noise level monitors and CCTV. Look at the laughing gas industry sitting on their doorstep.

For further news articles on late night licensing and anti social behaviour please see this Bristol World link.

One in many choices

sign with house number on wall
Photo by Laker on

I’ve often found it very difficult to commit to a decision, especially if it means I might have to let go of one of my options. Liking to keep my options open, or have options is a good back up.

Recently I have found it empowering to commit to a job as a permanent employee. After a few months I cancelled my other working commitments with temporary jobs.

Some people at work, say they can’t decide to commit or stay on a temporary basis.

I’ve really enjoyed my temping work over the years, its great for variety.

I’m appreciating the chance to go deeper, with my relationships at work, to understand each other better.

Committing to a permanent job is turning out to be a good experience, and a tough one, because you can’t just leave when it’s not your best day.

It’s good to commit to things, have you done a college course, or made a big decision like where to live or a change you went through? Feel free to put something in the comments, if you want to commit to it!

Final thoughts on Cardiff

The Welsh dragon or is he the Chinese dragon too?
Welsh romantic humour!
Cardiff market
Mens vintage fashion
Free museums with dinosaurs
Selfie opportunities
My favourite shop in St David’s – Minzo.

If you are interested in the Smartphone I used which is an Android Redmi note 8 pro you can visit this website

Pontypridd Lido (sky filter used)