A Frankley pub has applied for a late licence allowing it to remain open until 2am seven days a week.
As part of the application to Birmingham City Council, The Bugle Horn in Wareham Road has asked for permission to serve alcohol and have live music until 1.30am daily. The premises would remain open until 2am with half an hour drinking up time, if the application was to be granted.
Local politicians have today expressed their objections to the proposed extension.
On behalf of Longbridge ward councillors, Councillor Ian Cruise said: “The Labour councillors in Longbridge are aware of this application and have already lodged our objections. Whilst we appreciate the work done to turn the pub around, it is in a residential area and extending the opening hours until 2am will not benefit the community. We will be following up with a street surgery where we will be asking residents to sign a petition for Ward Chair Cllr Cartwright to present to the licensing committee.”
Northfield MP Richard Burden said: “I am very concerned to hear that the Bugle Horn has applied to extend its opening hours and music licence to so late at night. Local residents have already contacted my office to tell me that they are opposed to the extension too. I am pleased that local Labour Councillor, Andy Cartwright, has got on to it straight away and he has written to the Council’s licensing sub-committee on behalf of residents to oppose the plans. He has my full support in this and, as he chairs the Council’s own ward Committee covering Longbridge, I think his representations should carry a lot of weight.”
Conservative parliamentary candidate for Northfield Rachel McLean, who recently posted a flyer with council candidate Derek Johnson to local residents, said: “Residents are appreciative of the fact that we have brought this licensing application to their attention. There are extremely strong views in a wide area, including those living locally and people further away who will be affected by it. People are incredulous that the application has been made and some are quite angry that they had not been made aware of it until now. We would like to know whether the local police also understand the weight of feeling in the area about this application and what their input will be.”
You can read the full details of the licensing application on the Birmingham City Council website – visit http://publicregister.birmingham.gov.uk – agree to the terms – click search premises – enter Licence number 3639 – click the bottom entry ref 82921
Anyone wishing to make any comments on this application should contact Birmingham City Council Planning Department quoting reference 82921 :
Post: Licensing Section, Crystal Court, Aston Cross Business Village, 50 Rocky Lane, Aston, Birmingham B6 5RQ
Tel 0121 303 9896