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HOT dog vendor Brian Judd will fight to keep his Dean Street business running, thanks to a wave of support.
The owner of Juddy Dogs said he had been “flabbergasted” by the calls he had received since he decided to close his late-night van.
“I’m sick of phone calls — I’ve never been on the phone so much in my life as I have this week,” Mr Judd said.
Thanks to the support, including hundreds of online comments on Facebook and The Border Mail website, Mr Judd yesterday re-applied with the Albury Council for permission to keep his hot dog van operating.
“I have to be hopeful,” he said of whether he believed the council would grant his application.
The council this month applied a new policy, requiring late-trading food outlets that have outdoor dining to have CCTV and provide a security guard after 1.30am.
Mr Judd said he could not afford to hire a guard and applied for an exemption to the council’s street activities policy.
But last week he decided to drop his application, believing it would not be successful without the support of police.
After The Border Mail’s report on Tuesday, Mr Judd said he had received more information about the application procedure.
“What it has done is brought more information to light,” he said.
“And what it has brought to me is the police decision is not the be-all and end-all, which is what I had believed.”
Mr Judd’s application is expected to be put to the council’s planning and development committee meeting on Monday week.
Planning and environment director Michael Keys confirmed the council had “received advice the proprietor wanted to re-submit his request for an exemption”.
“The request will be assessed with a report to be prepared for the council because the exemption relates to a council policy,” he said.