BIZWATCH: GLEBE STREET’S “THE CREPE ESCAPE” PLANS TO OPEN ON SUNDAYS

The Crepe Espacpe in Glebe St may soon be available to Sunday fugitives

The Crepe Espacpe in Glebe St may soon be available to Sunday fugitives

Penarth Town Council is to support an application by  the cafe/patrisserie “The Crepe Escape” in Glebe St  to open on Sundays .

Alison Jones - proprietor of "The Crepe Escape"

Alison Jones – proprietor of “The Crepe Escape”

The proprietor Alison Jones has  applied for the removal of a restriction in the planning permission for the premises which currently allows the business only to trade between 08:00 and 18:00 hours Monday to Saturday.

The new application seeks permission to open between 10:00 – 16:00 on Sundays and Bank Holidays. The applicant states that there would be “no large gathering” outside the premises or “loud music” during these additional hours.

In her applications Mrs Jones pointed out that several other businesses in Penarth purveying food and drink which are now open on Sundays.

Cllr Gwyn Roberts (Labour St Augustines)

Cllr Gwyn Roberts (Labour St Augustines)

Cllr Gwyn Roberts (Labour St Augustines) said – to laughter from fellow councillors -“From a personal point of view I am on a diet ” but supported the application – noting that the Vale of |Glamorgan Council’s “Town Centre Framework” encouraged the opening of more retailers on a Sunday as this would increase the attraction to tourists.

Cllr Neil Thomas (Labour Cornerswell) chairman of Penarth Town Council planning committee

Cllr Neil Thomas (Labour Cornerswell) chairman of Penarth Town Council planning committee

Cllr Neil Thomas (Labour Cornerswell) in the chair said there were a number of businesses in Glebe St already open on a Sunday and this would be a welcome addition.

Cllr Mark Wilson (Labour Stanwell)

Cllr Mark Wilson (Labour Stanwell)

Cllr Mark Wilson (Labour Stanwell) said having more premises open in Glebe St  wopuld make the town feel “more welcoming. more homely as well – especially on a Sunday” and he welcome the application and would similarly welcome applications from other shops if they too wished to open on a Sunday .

Cllr Martin Turner (Conservative Plymouth Ward) said “anything that increases the offer in Penarth has got to be applauded”.

Cllr Anthony Ernest (Conservative Plymouth Ward)

Cllr Anthony Ernest (Conservative Plymouth Ward)

Cllr Rosemary Cook (Labour St Augustines)

Cllr Rosemary Cook (Labour St Augustines)

Cllr Anthony Ernest (Conservative Plymouth Ward ) said he thought the proposed Sunday hours were reasonable – and Cllr Rosemary Cook (Labour St Augustines) added  “that  – in itself –  is a good thing”.

The final decision will be made by the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s planning officers

 

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2 Responses to BIZWATCH: GLEBE STREET’S “THE CREPE ESCAPE” PLANS TO OPEN ON SUNDAYS

  1. penarthblog says:

    I’m all for more choice, good for businesses good for customers.

  2. We find that busy people appreciate us opening on Sundays, especially families who prefer to shop together rather than leaving it to mum or dad. Crepe Escape is a great family-focussed business and should be applauded for this!

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