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COMPLAINTS: Restaurant in Wirral could have its alcohol licence taken away

COMPLAINTS: Restaurant in Wirral could have its alcohol licence taken away

Stanley Road, in New Ferry, Wirral, where the premises is based, Image: Google

A restaurant in Wirral could have its alcohol licence taken away, after residents reported drug, noise and odour issues at the premises.

Freddie’s Bar, on Stanley Road in New Ferry, is currently allowed to operate as a restaurant and sell booze between 11am and 11pm from Monday-Saturday, and between midday and 10.30pm on Sundays.

But that privilege could be removed at a Wirral Council Licensing Panel meeting at New Brighton’s Floral Pavilion on Friday at 10am.

The three councillor panel has a range of options for dealing with problems raised by residents, which include changing the conditions of the current alcohol licence and removing it entirely among other things.

The review has been called after complaints of anti-social behaviour by customers of the premises, as well as worries around public nuisance and fears for public safety.

12 residents wrote in support of the review, while one resident wrote to say they felt that Freddie’s Bar is not undermining the licensing objectives.

The council’s licensing authority also commented on the review.

The body said it has received complaints about issues residents say are linked to Freddie’s Bar including anti-social behaviour, noise nuisance and drug use.

Wirral Council’s environmental health team said it has received complaints about odours from cooking, light nuisance and noise nuisance.

While the local authority’s planning team said that the premises is permitted to operate as a restaurant, but local residents have told them that Freddie’s Bar is not operating as a restaurant.

 

Words: George Morgan, Local Democracy Reporter


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