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Thursday, 17 April 2014

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Cumbrian pub gets go-ahead for longer opening hours

A Cumbrian pub will be allowed to remain open until 4.30am on the weekend before Christmas.

Padua House photo
Padua House, Workington

Allerdale council’s licensing panel approved an application by Padua House, on Washington Street, to extend its opening hours by one hour on Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22.

The application, submitted by Robyn McDowell, also enables the sale of alcohol and provision of regulated entertainment and refreshments until 4am.

The council’s environmental health department and the police both objected to the application.

Environmental health had said that if granted it would cause a nuisance to people living nearby.

But at the meeting, Sian Tranter, from environmental health, said it had objected to make sure the conditions imposed on the pub’s licence were extended to cover this temporary application.

She added there was no mechanism in place to carry on these conditions past its usual 3.30pm closing time and they had to object in order to ask the panel members to carry forward the conditions.

The conditions include keeping noise down to a certain level between 11pm and 7am and all doors and windows being kept shut.

Matthew Crouchley, from environmental health, said they were asking for the conditions to be extended because of complaints about noise from Padua House and other premises in the area. But he added that they were working closely with Miss McDowell, from Padua House, to reduce noise at the pub.

Police also initially objected to the application but withdrew the objection after Miss McDowell agreed to drop her request for the pub to remain open until 4.30am on Monday, December 23 as well.

The panel approved the application with all the conditions on the licence being extended.

Have your say

why do they not create a drinking licence,a photo id card with all pubs having a scanner as you enter,if you have misbehaved the scanner will not let you in,the technology is cheap,police would update system with offenders details,sorted

Posted by billhaley on 30 December 2013 at 15:50

Claire - The vast majority of people who go out don't want to be out til 4:30am so why should we cater for those idiots that do?

If you haven't had a good night by 3:00am then what makes you think staying out for another hour or so will suddenly make it better.

If you have already had a good night by 3:00am then you wouldn't mind the pubs closing.

The vast majority of people who will still be out at 4:30am are the ones who cause the trouble as they don't know when to say enough is enough and go home.

Again the small minority of idiots being catered for without consideration of the local residents, the early morning workers, the paramedics who's shifts will become longer, the police as they will have to deal with more drunken crime etc etc.

You have hit the nail on the head by saying why should the minority who cant handle their drink spoil it for the rest of us. The answer is they shouldn't spoil it but by catering for them then that's exactly what will happen.

Posted by Jim on 19 December 2013 at 13:12

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