Call for strict rules on pub to protect neighbours

June 11, 2010 12:13 PM
Max Boyce

Max Boyce

Cambridge City Councillor, Max Boyce, is determined to make sure that strict licensing conditions are imposed on giant pub chain, Wetherspoon to protect residents living near its latest venture.

Cllr Boyce, who represents West Chesterton, is adamant that neighbours' lives should not be disrupted by The Tivoli opening on the site of the former Graduate in Chesterton Road.

Speaking after some residents raised their concerns with the police at the community policing part of North Area Committee last night (Thursday, June 10) Cllr Boyce said: "Residents are naturally concerned that their lives will be affected by late night drinkers leaving the pub and that there will be an increase in anti-social behaviour in the area.

"I will be calling on the licensing committee to look at this situation very carefully and to impose strict conditions to ensure that the pub and local residents can coexist peacefully."

He urged residents to have their say as part of the public consultation on the licensing which runs until July 2.

"It is imperative that we collect as many views as possible so that all issues can be thoroughly scrutinised and a conclusion reached in this matter that takes into account all concerns," he added.

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