Golf club in licence bid row
MACCLESFIELD Golf Club is applying for a licence to open its events to the public – but some neighbours aren’t happy about it.
At the moment the club, based on Hollins Road, is only open to private members.
But it wants to boost income by holding public events and has submitted a premises licence application to Cheshire East Council for the sale and supply of alcohol, performance of live and recorded music and dance.
However, the application has received complaints from two neighbours who fear the new licence will impact on their lives.
In a letter sent to the council one resident, who lives on Goodwood Close, raised concerns that ‘the relative peacefulness’ of their home will affected by the music.
The homeowner claims the club already runs events which ‘create a loud echo’ over the Hollins Road area and appealed for the licence to be restricted to 12am, rather than 1am, as is proposed by the club.
The letter, which will be considered by a Licensing Act SubCommittee on Wednesday, April 6, also raised concerns over the sale of alcohol until 1am because of the current level of ‘shouting, foul language and loud voices’ and fear an increase in calls outs of police and ambulances to the area.
Club secretary Bob Littlewood said: “It is a way of boosting income to the club. We will attempt to address complaints.”