BARS in Brent will be able to hold after parties for Notting Hill Carnival this weekend after councillors let them go ahead.

Four venues applied to Brent Council for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) in order to stay open later to take advantage of this weekend's annual festival and the quartet were all opposed either by Brent Police, the council's environmental health department, or both.

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The Shop, a cocktail bar and Mexican restaurant in Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise, which can serve alcohol until midnight, sought permission for an after party between 6pm on Sunday until 2am the following day complete with DJs Dee Scott, Irvine Sibanda and Charles Barley.

But the council's 's enforcement officer Martin Wood opposed the application under the grounds that "the proposed operating hours are inappropriate due to the close proximity of residential dwellings and the premises is not suitable for containing loud amplified entertainment".

Brent Council's alcohol and entertainment licensing sub-commitee approved an extension of regulated activities only to 1am and opening times to 1.30am.

The Island pub in College Road, Kensal Rise, applied to stay open later until 2am on Monday although last orders would remain at its normal time.

However, the council's enviromental health department and Brent Police wanted to block this request and the sub-commttee granted the TEN but only to 1am and only on the condition no noise can be heard at the boundary.

Mr Wood said: "The proposed event has potential to cause a public nuisance at noise sensitive times to the occupiers of surrounding residential premises."

PC Nicola McDonald, licensing constable for Brent Police, said: "If this TEN is honoured, police believe the noise and nuisance would be excessive, and there would be issues with crowd control and dispersal."

Le Junction in Station Road, Willesden Junction, will be able to stay open until 2am on Saturday on Sunday and until 11pm on Monday after the sub-committee agreed the TEN but imposed reduced hours and 12 conditions to try to curb any problems for neighbours and the local authorities.

PC McDonald had written: "During the recent football world cup, police received complaints from local residents with regards the amount of noise emanating from the premises including sound from a television, music, doors and windows wide open."

The application from Island On The Rise in Station Terrace, Kensal Rise, was withdrawn before yesterday's meeting took place.