rejects bid for Highbridge club's 3.30am party opening
Highbridge club's bid to stay open until 3.30am for a special
event later this month has been rejected.
was first to report last
week that Morlands Social Club had applied to Sedgemoor District
Council for a one-off Temporary Event Notice on February 24th
to stay open for an extra two hours after its usual Saturday closing
time of 1.30am.
request for a 65th birthday party sparked a formal objection from
Burnham and Highbridge Police amid concern that the event could
cause late night noise.
of Sedgemoor District Council's Licensing and Gambling Panel met
on Friday (February 15th) to consider the plans and turned down
the application after considering the application and the police's
Ian Kennett of Burnham Police wrote: "I formally object to
the event on the grounds that holding the event until 3.30am will
cause a public nuisance when guests are leaving the location and
cause an inconvenience to neighbours."
also feel that if people are drinking until 3.30am there is an
increased risk of crime and disorder. We feel that the licensable
hours until 1.30am on a Saturday is adequate for this event."
club says the event would have been carefully managed to minimise
the impact on the local community.