Cafe Black owners set for licence talks with Lincolnshire County Council

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A COUNCIL has agreed to hold talks with the owners of a Stamford cafe to try and resolve a row about outdoor seating.

Cafe Black’s licence for street furniture ran out on Sunday after the business repeatedly breached the conditions imposed by Lincolnshire County Council.

Owners Hannah Darby and Jim Harding were told that if chairs and tables were placed on the pavement in High Street from Monday the council would remove them as the cafe would be trading illegally.

But council officials have since invited the owners to meet and discuss their licence.

The cafe’s licence gave permission for the seating to be placed outside between 10am and 4pm, however the seats were often there outside of those hours.

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