MEMBERS of Thurrock Council’s licensing sub-committee turned down a bid to extend opening hours at a Stanford-le-Hope pub on three successive Fridays in August.
The sub-committee met on Thursday (24 July) evening to consider whether a temporary event notice should be granted for the Inn on the Green.
The council’s environmental health team objected to the plan to allow the pub to be open until 3am on the night of Friday/Saturday 1 and 2 August and the two following weekends.
No representative from the Inn on the Green attended the hearing.
Cllr Mike Stone, chair of the sub-committee, said afterwards: “The pub already has a licence allowing it to stay open into the early hours of Saturday morning and we felt increasing this by two hours three times next month was unnecessary, unreasonable and not in keeping with the character of the area, as well as failing to promote licensing objectives around public nuisance.
“Although this is in the town, the pub is surrounded by homes fairly close-by and we were told there is already a history of nuisance complaints from the pub around loud music and public order issues.”