CAFE SOCIETY looks set to return to Corringham as the Catcracker public house has been given an extension to its licence to allow tables and chairs outside.
The public house has had a transformation since coming under the management of Gill Matthews.
The decision was made at last weeks meeting of the Licensing Committee meeting held at Thurrock Councils Civic Offices.
Many residents objected to the proposals.
Whilst one supporter said that “Ms Matthews had done a great job transforming the pub and that it was a place of entertainment and not a funeral parlour.
Speaking to YT, Mrs Matthews said: “It has taken a lot of work but we are delighted that we have developed and nurtered a community pub with a community spirit.
The sub-committee granted the application, subject to tables being placed specifically in a designated area.
The area must also be covered by CCTV. Drinking outside will be permitted until 8pm.
The pub continues to be adamant that only alcohol purchased on the premises may be consumed.