Wednesday, 13 June 2012

A big week for The York

The York has just been voted CAMRA pub of the month, which will no doubt bring even more customers to what is already, after just one year, one of Broomhill's most popular venues. Since acquiring the pub the owners of The York (Forum Cafe Bars) have worked hard to develop a constructive dialogue with the community, though community relations did go through a rocky patch last year when the pub first applied to extend its opening hours. In recent months though we have met a number of times to discuss how best to manage the potential negative impacts from such a lively venue, in particular late-night noise and disorder. On monday this week the Planning Committee approved an application from The York to extend their opening hours by half an hour each day, paving the way to an application to the Licensing Board for later opening. This issue remains contentious with local residents, some of whom have had to put up with years of late-night yelling and shouting in the street in the small hours. The York wouldn't want this sort of problem to be associated with their business any more than residents would, so we'll both be keeping an eye on how things go and remaining in contact.

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