Trigg: Yelo Cafe legal dispute to drag into 2017

Trigg: Yelo Cafe legal dispute to drag into 2017

A LENGTHY legal dispute involving Trigg cafe Yelo and the City of Stirling has faced further delays, dragging the case into the new year.

The City deemed the popular venue to be in breach of its current take-away planning regulations as customers consumed food and beverages on the premises.

The prosecution case was heard for three days last week and finished on Thursday.

Regular customers stood behind cafe owner Michael Pond throughout the legal proceedings, even creating T-shirts and merchandise with the cafe logo, according to customer Phil Botsis.

In 2012, Yelo applied for another licence that was denied by the City because there was a parking shortfall in the area.

The City also claimed complaints from local residents about parking were a major issue and the City had a legal obligation to address the concerns.

Lawyer John Prior, representing Yelo, declined to comment until the case was finalised.

The case will be resumed at Perth Magistrates Court on March 15 and 16 next year.