Golf club in li­cence bid row

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR PICTURES -

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.”

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