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WIRRAL HOTEL HOURS EXTENDED – BUT WITH CONDITIONS


23 June 2011 

The recent application by the owner of the Wirral Hotel, to extend its opening hours, was granted by the Council’s licensing committee. However, following comments made at the committee by NFRAG based on residents’ comments about recent licensing issues in New Ferry, a condition was attached to the new license whereby the licensee will enforce a “no smoking” policy at the front of the premises. This means smokers visiting the pub will need to use the enhanced smoking area at the back.

At a meeting organised by our MP Alison McGovern a few months ago, traders and residents commented on the negative image of smokers and drinkers gathering outside the front of pubs in New Ferry, and comments were made that a minority of drinkers were intimidating both passing pedestrians and other traders within their own neighbouring businesses.

NFRAG is therefore suggesting that residents may wish to sign a petition asking for a blanket ban on customers of the pubs in New Ferry being able to either drink or smoke in front of the premises; that they should only be able to do so either inside the pubs or in an enclosed area off the street, e.g. to the rear.

We also suggest that this recommendation is put into the new Neighbourhood Plan for New Ferry. If you agree, please sign one of the petition forms enclosed with the recent newsletter delivered to all New Ferry households, or write your comments to us in a latter which we will pass on to the Council.  You can write to us at NFRAG, 63 Shorefields, New Ferry, Wirral, Merseyside CH62 1BS (sorry – we can no longer afford the FREEPOST address which we used to have, so you will need to use a stamp of your own).
 

 
     
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