Interview with Heath & Hampstead Society chairman Tony Hillier
Heath & Hampstead society chairman Tony Hillier has been talking to the Ham&High this week about leading the organisation s fight against later licensing hours. Reporter Marc Mullen interviewed him in the Freemason s Arms in Downshire Hill and Mr Hillier
Heath & Hampstead society chairman Tony Hillier has been talking to the Ham&High this week about leading the organisation's fight against later licensing hours.
Reporter Marc Mullen interviewed him in the Freemason's Arms in Downshire Hill and Mr Hillier quipped: "I usually get quite a strange reception in here. It varies. Sometimes they stand to attention and almost salute, I guess to keep me on their side as I've caused them a few problems. Other times I get strange looks."
Of the pubs that have closed in Hampstead since so-called 24-hour-drinking laws were introduced, he has no regrets: "There have been six closed down and the others are far better managed. God yes, the change in the law is absolutely good - it was intolerable."
Meanwhile his two sons have become his nemeses - property developers living in Highgate.
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He laughs: "They have made it quite clear that they don't want their father interfering with the opening hours of the drinking establishments in Highgate."
Read the full interview in this week's edition of the Ham&High.
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