UnLucky 7s – Problem Club is closed in crackdown

Lucky 7s, a Hackney “private members” club that was keeping residents awake with all-night parties and unlicensed karaoke, was closed down (26 May 2010) by the Police, following a joint operation by the Chatham Safer Neighbourhoods Team and Hackney Council s Licensing and Anti-social Behaviour teams.

Officers were granted a Premises Closure Order by Thames Magistrates Court and boarded up the club on Brooksby Walk, E8 for three months. Anyone who now tries to enter the club will be commiting an offence.

Council Noise Officers and the Police had confiscated Lucky 7s’ noise equipment on Friday 30 April, as part of a joint enforcement night, where problem venues were targeted.

According to residents’ reports, following the seizure of its speakers and Karaoke equipment, Lucky 7s had found a new sound system and placed speakers on the pavement outside. Some residents claimed that the club still had customers leaving its doors at 7am on some nights.

Cllr Sophie Linden, Cabinet member for crime, sustainability and customer services said: “Residents who lived near this problem premises will be pleased to know that their nights will no longer be disturbed by the anti-social behaviour associated with this club and its members. Thanks to residents coming forward to voice their concerns, the Council and Police were able to take action to plug the noise.”

Inspector Andy Walker from Hackney Police said: “The Police and Council have listened to residents’ complaints and acted on their concerns about the levels of noise and nuisance at Lucky 7s. This closure order has already improved the quality of life for local residents”