Application here. The company that runs the Dogstar and dozens of other South London pubs is to open a new venue at 89 Effra Road (next door but one from the Hootananny). We might as well just turn Brixton into one large pub. Faith Boardman (former chief executive of Lambeth Council and now an advisor to the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime) explained to the Mayor of London on Monday how disappointed she was with the way crime is increasing in Lambeth when compared with Southwark. The deputy Mayor thinks it's due to differences in Licensing, among other things. Webcast here. She starts talking at about 22 minutes.