LICENSING MATTERS FOR THE YEAR ENDING August 2010RoseMary Musgrave
All applications for new licences or changes to existing ones are considered. The past year was a relatively quiet one. The focus of attention was in the Queen’s Road/St Paul’s Road area, where several premises applied for opening hours extending well past midnight. CHIS and local residents opposed all these on the grounds of noise nuisance in a residential area. The outcomes were more or less satisfactory for all concerned.
Remember that if you are troubled by late night noise, music or anything else coming from a licensed premise, it most important to keep a diary of this so that any complaint has a reliable, factual, back up. It also has to be borne in mind that some premises have a condition that they can hold 12 events each year which can go on later in the night than normal and that this might be a reason for a later than usual disturbance.