Tollgate McDonalds applies to open 24 hours a day

Essex County Standard: 24-hour burgers 24-hour burgers

A McDONALD’S restaurant has applied to extend its opening to 24 hours a day.

Franchisee Craig Newnes, who runs the drive-through in Tollgate West, has applied to open through the night.

He says the longer opening hours will create 15 jobs.

The fast food restaurant now opens from 6am until 11pm.

Mr Newnes, who runs three McDonald’s in Colchester, said: “Many of our customers, such as emergency service workers, work late nights and are looking for somewhere to have a bite to eat.

“Extending my trading hours will make this possible.

“This will also enable me to create at least 15 new jobs and provide a more convenient service to customers.”

Mr Newnes hopes to introduce the new hours in the new year, if he gets permission from Colchester Council’s licensing committee.

He said: “My main priority is to be a good neighbour within the local area.”

The McDonald’s in Cowdary Avenue is already open 24 hours a day.

Laura Sykes, borough councillor for Stanway, said: “I don’t have any objections.

It is quite busy around that area.

“People are out and about at so many different times of the day now with shift patterns and different work patterns.

“I’m quite partial to a McDonald’s occasionally. If we have been at a meeting and we come back late it is handy to have a snack.”

In the past there have been issues with boy racers in the nearby Sainsbury’s car park.

Mrs Sykes added: “I don’t think it will attract people hanging about making trouble.

If they do the police should tackle it.”

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8:20am Fri 29 Nov 13

stevedawson says...

Well that would be 15 bulgarian immigrants settled.
Well that would be 15 bulgarian immigrants settled. stevedawson

8:37am Fri 29 Nov 13

Scoot says...

so CBC seems to welcome maccy d's in its own borough with open arms but woe betide KFC wanting to open in another local councils jurisdiction.
so CBC seems to welcome maccy d's in its own borough with open arms but woe betide KFC wanting to open in another local councils jurisdiction. Scoot

1:28pm Fri 29 Nov 13

julieee says...

15 jobs?
surely 15 bits of jobs? It can't be 15 full time, full benefits packages surely?
I'd be interested to know how many hours worth of job this would create.
Admittedly either way maybe a person or two would come off unemployment statistics but they'd only be sideline to some form of income topup.
Is Mr Newnes himself going to be one of those working thrugh the night to satisfy nocturnal demands for burgers?
15 jobs? surely 15 bits of jobs? It can't be 15 full time, full benefits packages surely? I'd be interested to know how many hours worth of job this would create. Admittedly either way maybe a person or two would come off unemployment statistics but they'd only be sideline to some form of income topup. Is Mr Newnes himself going to be one of those working thrugh the night to satisfy nocturnal demands for burgers? julieee

6:39pm Fri 29 Nov 13

HARRY438 says...

julieee wrote:
15 jobs?
surely 15 bits of jobs? It can't be 15 full time, full benefits packages surely?
I'd be interested to know how many hours worth of job this would create.
Admittedly either way maybe a person or two would come off unemployment statistics but they'd only be sideline to some form of income topup.
Is Mr Newnes himself going to be one of those working thrugh the night to satisfy nocturnal demands for burgers?
Could be 15 more NHS staff to cope with expected obesity epidemic?
[quote][p][bold]julieee[/bold] wrote: 15 jobs? surely 15 bits of jobs? It can't be 15 full time, full benefits packages surely? I'd be interested to know how many hours worth of job this would create. Admittedly either way maybe a person or two would come off unemployment statistics but they'd only be sideline to some form of income topup. Is Mr Newnes himself going to be one of those working thrugh the night to satisfy nocturnal demands for burgers?[/p][/quote]Could be 15 more NHS staff to cope with expected obesity epidemic? HARRY438

10:58pm Fri 29 Nov 13

tomtheDJ says...

Scoot wrote:
so CBC seems to welcome maccy d's in its own borough with open arms but woe betide KFC wanting to open in another local councils jurisdiction.
Oh so cutting scoot !!

but very true...lol


then we have the voice of officialdom
"Mrs Sykes added: “I don’t think it will attract people hanging about making trouble. -
If they do the police should tackle it.”
well said Mrs Sykes.
of course we all know that with current and future cut backs,
a police presence after midnight will be vary rare....
the ones working will be policing town centre,
as usuall.

Ok, late night openings for consumer related applications,
the more nearer you get to bigger towns, the more you will see open.
Inside, and just outside, the M25, its been 24hour opening for many years,
so its begining to filter down to colchester.
Its the way of life really.
personaly, I`d like to see 24hour Burger Kings more often, but there you go,
and even more drive through KFC open 24hours - shock horror....lol

Back in the day if you worked nights, you may have found a garage open to sell you a rubber cheese sandwhich, or a cold pie,
then came along 7-11`s a propper 24hour store.
oh the wonders of Ginsters & microwaves...lol

all you cab drivers have never known it so good eh...
[quote][p][bold]Scoot[/bold] wrote: so CBC seems to welcome maccy d's in its own borough with open arms but woe betide KFC wanting to open in another local councils jurisdiction.[/p][/quote]Oh so cutting scoot !! but very true...lol then we have the voice of officialdom "Mrs Sykes added: “I don’t think it will attract people hanging about making trouble. - If they do the police should tackle it.” well said Mrs Sykes. of course we all know that with current and future cut backs, a police presence after midnight will be vary rare.... the ones working will be policing town centre, as usuall. Ok, late night openings for consumer related applications, the more nearer you get to bigger towns, the more you will see open. Inside, and just outside, the M25, its been 24hour opening for many years, so its begining to filter down to colchester. Its the way of life really. personaly, I`d like to see 24hour Burger Kings more often, but there you go, and even more drive through KFC open 24hours - shock horror....lol Back in the day if you worked nights, you may have found a garage open to sell you a rubber cheese sandwhich, or a cold pie, then came along 7-11`s a propper 24hour store. oh the wonders of Ginsters & microwaves...lol all you cab drivers have never known it so good eh... tomtheDJ

8:22am Sat 30 Nov 13

No! I am Spartacus says...

Super, now an intended 24 hours of people ordering and then having to wait 10 minutes for the orders to arrive after you have been told to park up.
Super, now an intended 24 hours of people ordering and then having to wait 10 minutes for the orders to arrive after you have been told to park up. No! I am Spartacus

11:56am Sat 30 Nov 13

stevedawson says...

Yes l don't think 10mins wait in the car park was envisaged when they planed the drive thro.
Yes l don't think 10mins wait in the car park was envisaged when they planed the drive thro. stevedawson

6:45pm Sat 30 Nov 13

creepers123 says...

I often wonder if this Sykes woman has any real interest in standing up for Stanway residents.
I often wonder if this Sykes woman has any real interest in standing up for Stanway residents. creepers123

7:01pm Sat 30 Nov 13

creepers123 says...

Perhaps Mrs Sykes you should read the Stanway Parish Council minutes on why they objected to 24 hour opening. Please engage your brain dear before opening your mouth.
Perhaps Mrs Sykes you should read the Stanway Parish Council minutes on why they objected to 24 hour opening. Please engage your brain dear before opening your mouth. creepers123

8:43am Sun 1 Dec 13

Boris. says...

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1:24am Mon 2 Dec 13

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