Guest house applies for premises licence

A GUEST house in Whitby will put its case to the borough council’s licensing board next week asking for a variation in its licence.

The Sandbeck at Crescent Terrace - which also has a restaurant and bar - has applied for the document to include sale of alcohol for consumption on or off the premises, provision of regulated indoor entertainment and provision of entertainment facilities.

A report which will be presented to Scarborough Borough Council’s licensing sub-committee on Tuesday 3 May says the types of entertainment include plays, films, live music and recorded music and facilities for making music and dancing.

Sale of alcohol would be Monday to Sunday 11am to 11pm, 11am to 2am on New Year’s Eve and 24 hours for residents and bona fide guests.

The report suggests that the Sandbeck would also be open to the public 24 hours a day.

There has been one representation made since Kay Patricia Gallagher put in the application. North Yorkshire Police says it has no objections if alcohol is only sold to residents of premises and bona fide guests, any person attending a private pre-booked function or someone having a meal at the Sandbeck.

Other conditions which are to be attached to the licence are a Challenge 21 policy where anyone thought to be under 21 is asked for proof of age, children who are unaccompanied by an adult are not allowed on the premises and a log book will be maintained to record any incident at the premises.

The Sandbeck falls within a Cumulative Impact Area which was adopted by SBC in November to try and restrict the number of licensed premises within a built up area.

Legislation states applications within the area will normally be refused unless the operator can demonstrate there won’t be any adverse effects from the granting of the licence.