A SHISHA lounge could have its music license reinstated following numerous complaints – but only if councillors say so.

Representatives of the Akaya Lounge – which is located on the High Street – are to make their case to members of the licensing sub-committee for live and recorded music to play on the premises again.

The premises was served a noise abatement notice on Christmas Eve last year following complaints loud music was being played at ‘deafening levels’.

Despite the notice, residents still complained about the noise from the restaurant, which led to Slough Borough Council’s officers receiving a warrant from Magistrates to seize and store away the speakers in February 2020.

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The applicant, Mohammed Ali, has submitted an application for live and recorded music to play all week at various times from 12pm at the earliest to 3am at the latest.

However, Thames Valley Police (TVP) objected to the timings of the licensable activites on a Friday and Saturday until 3am and for live music to be played in the outside area.

They suggested a time of 1am on a Friday and Saturday with CCTV to be installed and made available to TVP employees.

Mr Ali agreed with the police’s conditions.

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A police constable submitted a statement saying he visited Akaya Lounge due to a noise complaint during lockdown restrictions on May 31 where ten people were found within the premises – including an employee – playing loud music, drinking alcohol, smoking shisha, and eating birthday cake.

The premises is also subject to a planning condition which restricts trading to 11am until 11pm, Monday – Sunday.

TVP, the planning department, and the neighbourhood enforcement team triggered the meeting by submitting representation forms.

The licensing sub-committee application hearing will take place on Monday, September 28.