Labour back residents’ fight against 24-hour casino
Party’s parliamentary candidate says 'application would be of great detriment to local residents, office space, and the built heritage of the area'
19 January, 2019 — By Tom Foot
Some of the campaigners who are opposed to the casino make their views clear at a protest in Charles Street
THE campaign to stop a casino opening in Mayfair has won the support of the Labour Party’s parliamentary candidate Steven Saxby.
The radical reverend joins the chorus of support from across the political spectrum opposing the plans to set up the 24-hour gambling outlet.
Continuity Capital has applied to move their Leicester Square casino business into 16 Charles Street.
Conservative councillors joined a protest outside the building before Christmas and now Labour are joining the fight with an application soon to be assessed by the Westminster Council.
Mr Saxby said: “The application for this 24-hour casino would be of great detriment to local residents, office space, and the built heritage of the area. Let’s hope Westminster Council listen to this vital campaign for the neighbourhood.”
Mayfair Against Casino Expansion (MACE) is calling on the council to prove its commitment to residents’ interests.
A spokesman from the applicant Continuity Capital said they were listening to their neighbours and looking at ways to minimise the impact of the casino.