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‘No need to worry’ over licence plan

11:29 23 February 2012

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Trustees of Budleigh Salterton youth club have promised residents that there will be no change in their social activities despite them applying for a licence to hold dances and play music.

Trustees of Budleigh Salterton youth club have promised residents that there will be no change in their social activities despite them applying for a licence to hold dances and play music.

Tom Wright, town and district councillor and trustee of the Budleigh Community Youth Project Trust (BCYPT) has applied for a new premises licence at the Venture Hall in Moor Lane.

The application is to allow music, dancing, the showing of films and the making of music and, if approved, will not allow the sale of alcohol.

The Trust has been running events for young people there for two years, since they took over the stewardship of the hall from the Royal British Legion who ran it for almost two decades.

Aware that some residents might be concerned about noise, Mr Wright has written to residents of Moorhaven to assure them that there will be no change to events held at the hall.

He said that the application was just to ‘regularise’ the club’s licence.

He told residents that the Licensing Act 2003 says that premises, where any kind of music is played or performed or films are shown, needs to be licensed, accordingly.

He said: “This even applies when people hire the hall for private parties or even when groups like the Brownies and Guides play music as part of their activities or even project DVDs on to the wall.

“The licence for which we are applying will not permit the sale of alcohol.”

All licensable activities will have to end by 11pm, except for New Year’s Eve when they can go on until 1am.

“This is merely seeking to regularise the situation and we intend to run the club the same way as it has been for 20 years,” he said.

He added: “We are not required to write to you but we are fully aware that such a notice could well cause anxiety and the purpose in writing is to assure you that things will not change as a result of this licence being issued.”

One resident from Moorhaven told Mr Wright: “Thank you for explaining it to us.

“What a neighbourly thing to do!”

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