Published on February 22nd, 2011 | by Dean Carr
Late licence for Royal wedding?
Pubs and bars in Jersey may be allowed to serve alcohol until one in the morning to celebrate the Royal wedding.
The Economic Development Minister is proposing a temporary amendment to licensing laws to cover Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April.
Senator Alan Maclean will bring Regulations to the States to temporarily amend the Licensing (Jersey) Law 1974 to allow Category 1 (Taverners) and Category 2 (Residential) licensed premises to serve alcohol until 1am on the nights in question.
The proposed extension to opening hours will not affect other categories of premises covered by the Licensing Law, such as restaurants and nightclubs, which already have permitted opening times running up to or beyond 1.00am. Off-licences will also remain unaffected by the Regulations.
Senator Maclean said: “As the States has decided to grant a days holiday for the Royal wedding, it seems appropriate to also give the States an opportunity to debate allowing Islanders to celebrate on the evening of the event.”
The proposed extension is in keeping with the position adopted by the UK Home Office.
Source : Channel Online.TV