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Published on April 30th, 2012 | by Dean Carr


Alcohol Licence Granted to Arts Centre In Keighley

Councillors have granted an arts charity an alcohol and entertainment licence at its venue in Keighley.

The Small World Cultural Arts Collective applied to Bradford Council for the licence to help generate income for the charity’s main work, but also to display the talents of musicians in the area.

Members of the Keighley Area Licensing Panel granted the licence for the venue in Russell Street, subject to a number of conditions. It will allow the venue to stage concerts and events and serve alcohol until 4.30am at weekends.

Small World creative director Sam Atkins said the charity worked with young people throughout the week, and hoped to stage events to help fund this work.

She said: “The idea behind the venue has always been a venue to generate some income to support the work we do during the rest of the week, but it’s also a showcase for young people.”

PC Shaun Marshall told the panel that the application would mean an event could run from 8.30am on a Friday to 9pm on a Sunday.

He said: “This potentially could be a continuous event of 60 and a half hours, which would incorporate some 34 and a half hours of alcohol supply.”

The charity told members it would agree to a condition not to stage an event which lasted for 60 hours over the weekend, and said the late licensing would not be used regularly.

Councillors granted a licence to allow the venue to serve alcohol between 7pm and 4.30pm on Fridays, noon to 4.30am on Saturdays and noon to 8.30pm on Sundays. It will also be able to stage plays from 8.30am to 9pm Sunday to Thursday and from 8.30am to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

Meanwhile, the showing of film, live and recorded music and dance performances will be allowed from 8.30am to 9pm Monday to Thursday, from 10.30am to 4.30pm Friday and Saturday and from 10.30am to 9pm on Sunday.

A number of conditions were imposed by the licensing panel, including CCTV being installed and maintained, noise not to be audible at the nearest noise-sensitive premises, windows and doors to be kept shut during performances, all bar staff to be trained in responsible alcohol retailing, an incident book is kept and that the venue becomes a member of the Keighley Pub Watch scheme.

Source; Keighley News

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Dean Carr

Dean has been involved in alcohol licensing for over 20 years and has helped many independent retailers and corporate clients obtain a licence to sell alcohol or offer late night refreshment, regulated entertainment from all sorts of premises. Dean writes articles for various trade related blogs and is currently Managing Director of the PLT group of companies who run APLH and SCPLH personal alcohol licence courses nationwide. You can contact Dean or a member of his expert licensing team on: 01242 222 188

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