'Breach' of alcohol use at Bradley Pitches investigated
AN INVESTIGATION has begun into allegations of alcohol being consumed at Bradley Pitches outside of the venue's licence restrictions.
As reported, Bradley Football Development Centre was granted permission by North East Lincolnshire Council licensing councillors to sell alcohol up to midnight each night.
But alcohol cannot be consumed outside the premises and during matches.
Nearby residents are angry someone was seen drinking alcohol at a children's party just four days after the meeting to grant the extension.
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At the council's recent sub-committee meeting, councillors heard there had been no complaints received about breaches to the previous licence.
Objectors contradicted that claim and said there had been numerous complaints submitted to the council.
Resident Ian Phillips said: "People at a children's birthday party were seen taking drinks outside.
"This is in contravention of condition 12 of the Licensing Sub-Committee, August 23, 2010 which states 'alcohol is only to be consumed within the confines of the building and shall not be taken outside, nor to any designated smoking area'.
"It certainly begs the question as to how representative this breach is of the 'responsible control' of the operators which was praised by the sub-committee at the recent hearing; and how well it bodes for the future."
He said residents are seeking to appeal the decision of the committee and he also questioned the need for a private solicitor to be hired to lead the council's own application.
As reported, the cost of the solicitor was £750.
A North East Lincolnshire Council licensing officer confirmed an investigation was under way into the incident at the children's party on Sunday, September 9.