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A kebeb van owner has failed in his attempt to obtain a license to sell food in Petersfield’s town square from midnight until 1am on Saturdays and Sundays.
The application made by Whezma Spanyul, owner of the Just Like That kebab van, was made on the basis that it is everybody’s basic human right to have food. He argued: “As young people leave the town’s pubs after a night’s drinking they should have the opportunity to buy wholesome food, init peeps.”
Kebab van fare is already available from an incumbent van which parks in the square and is licensed to trade until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.
The existing kebab van has however been caught flouting the law and trading beyond midnight. The owner is now being watched very closely to ensure he keeps to the strict 12 o’clock deadline.
Spanyul believes he has a chance of ousting the existing van and had hoped to steal a march on his competitor by getting a license for an extra hour.
Petersfield Town Council released a statement saying: “The request from Mr Spanyul has been turned down. Whilst it could be argued that there is a requirement for wholesome and nutritional food, this van can hardly be described as offering any on its menu.”