Drinks licence for social club

Little Snoring social club now has a “flexible” alcohol and entertainment licence after it was yesterday granted consent to serve drinks and stage entertainment round-the-clock.

An established Norfolk village social club now has a “flexible” alcohol and entertainment licence after it was yesterday granted consent to serve drinks and stage entertainment round-the-clock.

The Walsingham Road club applied to the licensing sub-committee of North Norfolk District Council for a premises licence. The licence is for the sale of alcohol, provision of late-night refreshment and provision of regulated entertainment - including plays, films, indoor sports events, live music and making music.

The application had prompted letters from three local residents and their views were summarised in a report to the committee. They included concern over potential nuisance and noise disturbance and the unsuitability of the building for live events.

But club chairman Joyce Towers had previously stressed that asking for a 24/7 licence didn't mean that the bar would be open and serving customers in the early hours but they wanted to have a more “flexible” licence.

The licence was granted subject to conditions which included no new admissions after 11pm and live music finishing at midnight.