Palaces Bingo and the smoking ban

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Tuesday 22 May 2007 12.26pm
I was at the Palaces Bingo in the Shopping Centre last night. We always sit in No Smoking, but most customers are addicted to nicotine and smoke cigarettes throughout. The managers must be panicking about the post-July 1 business.

There is currently a screened off area in the hall, with some construction work going on up into the roof, and a member of staff explained that it will be the smokers area after July 1. Apparently, there is going to be some sort of external area for smokers, built into the roof space!

I am intrigued, anyone know what the plans are?
Tuesday 22 May 2007 1.00pm
This the subject for a feature in the Guardian a while back, the bingo places are really worried about it. And they mentioned some kind of roof top soloution for Elephant!
Tuesday 22 May 2007 1.19pm
Planning application 07-AP-1028 (Planning Case File Number: TP/1512-Q) on Southwark's planning website seems relevant - but gives no details except a contact number.
Tuesday 22 May 2007 3.30pm
Tuesday 22 May 2007 4.16pm
Thank you. What an interesting article!
Tuesday 22 May 2007 6.12pm
ah yes, it was the FT!
Sunday 29 July 2007 1.22pm
Here is pic of the new outdoor bingo area on the shopping centre roof:

Roof Bingo
Sunday 29 July 2007 6.50pm
Who said "Glamour is dead"?
Sunday 29 July 2007 7.33pm
I went up to have a look a couple of weeks ago. It's nicer than that photo implies, with tables and chairs and not a bad view. Not sure how you "call" though.

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