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Published on April 26th, 2011 | by Dean Carr


Music venue failed to renew its licence

Published on Tuesday 26 April 2011 08:55

A POPULAR music venue in Peterborough could be closed for more than two weeks after its owners failed to renew its licence.

Club Revolution and District 7, in Park Road, Peterborough, shut last week after the owners “took their eyes off the ball” and its premises licence was not renewed with Peterborough City Council.

However the owners of the two-storey venue, Peterborough Promotions Limited, hope to reopen the club on May 13 at the end of the current refurbishment works.

While the venue is shut, works to create a new bar and seating area in the upstairs Club Revolution section will be completed.

The only section of the venue allowed to stay open is their new Revolution Rehearsal Studios – a rehearsal space for Peterborough bands to practise which was recently installed.

A message on the venue’s Facebook page says: “To cut a long story short, the club is having to close until May 13 because our premises licence was not renewed.

“Due to the current upstairs refit that we have already started and the rehearsal studios being built, eyes were taken off the ball and somehow it was missed that a piece of paper needed to be signed and sent back to the council weeks ago and now we have to go through the whole process again.

“We can only apologise.

“This unfortunately means we have had to cancel any shows from now until that date and we are unable to open for anything, apart from band rehearsal slots, until the new licence has been issued.

“We are really sorry for the inconvenience but we aim to have most of the refit work for upstairs completed before we reopen too.

This should mean a much nicer club for everyone to enjoy and a summer full of great events and live music.”

To celebrate the reopening there are plans for a special Friday The 13th horror-themed Code Red club night on May 13.

A show upstairs will feature The Winter Hours, Whisky Jax and The Crooked Canes.

In order to provide late-night refreshment and regulated entertainment, and sell alcohol, a venue must hold a valid licence with Peterborough City Council.

Before it failed to renew its licence, the venue was able to open and sell alcohol from 11am to 6am everyday.

For more information about the venue, visit

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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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