Fish and chip pair get OK to carry on frying

Tim Chapple, left, and Matt Barlow with their Goujon Monkey Fish & Chip van in Broad Street

Tim Chapple, left, and Matt Barlow with their Goujon Monkey Fish & Chip van in Broad Street

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A FISH and chip van has been allowed to continue trading despite complaints from nearby businesses.

Oxford City Council agreed Goujon Monkey could retain its right to trade at a licensing and registration sub-committee meeting last night.

The council received five complaints after concerns were raised about the noise and smell coming from the Broad Street fast food van.

The complaints sparked a council review of the van’s street trading consent held by Matt Barlow and Tim Chapple.

The takeaway, operating in a 1972 converted Citroen horse transporter, sells hot fish and chicken goujons, fries and drinks.

A previous council report noted officers had made 10 visits between June 4 and June 18 and “no odour nuisance or noise nuisance was observed”.

Simon Godfrey, owner of Italian boutique Isola, said the smell was making staff feel unwell.

The Varsity Shop, which sells University of Oxford merchandise, said the council needed to intervene as the smell gets into the sweatshirts and other branded university clothing it sells.

But Mr Chapple previously said they had spent a lot of time, effort and money trying to reduce its impact.

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7:16am Thu 14 Aug 14

tinsel84 says...

Well, fry not!
Well, fry not! tinsel84
  • Score: 3

1:24pm Thu 14 Aug 14

The New Private Eye says...

The takeaway, operating in a 1972 converted Citroen horse transporter, sells hot fish and chicken goujons, fries and drinks.

Did they mean CHIPS to go with the fish?
The takeaway, operating in a 1972 converted Citroen horse transporter, sells hot fish and chicken goujons, fries and drinks. Did they mean CHIPS to go with the fish? The New Private Eye
  • Score: 1

5:19pm Thu 14 Aug 14

H.J.Harris says...

Despite calling chips "fries", perhaps this is not classy enough to such an area.
Despite calling chips "fries", perhaps this is not classy enough to such an area. H.J.Harris
  • Score: 1

11:08pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

I think they should start carrying tripe, not to sell, just to upset the pompous hooray Henrys that complained about the fish smell ;-p
I think they should start carrying tripe, not to sell, just to upset the pompous hooray Henrys that complained about the fish smell ;-p Dilligaf2010
  • Score: 2

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