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Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Wigan Council, Councillors N Ash, B Clarke, J Bullen, P Prescott

The Fleece - Revoke 4.00 am licence. Say NO to Crofters Nightclub

The Fleece Public House, Warrington Rd, Ashton in Makerfield. The Fleece Public House made an application to Wigan Council for a licence extension until 5.00 am. A licence was granted until 4.00 am leave by 4.30 am. This is despite this pub being located in a residential community as well as already having issues to do with noise penetrating into the local residential community which, so far, residents have tolerated/accepted. We support local pubs as long as they are managed responsibly with the community in mind. In being granted this licence extension The Fleece Public House announced it was opening a nightclub called Crofters Nightclub in the upper floor of their function room. A launch date was set. All this was arranged despite the fact that The Fleece had no planning permission for such a proposal confirmed by Wigan Council. The owners of The Fleece were sent a notice from Wigan Council confirming that to open a nightclub without planning permission is a breach of planning control which may result in legal action. Despite this warning The Fleece announces/announced it was still opening Crofters Nightclub even though it had no planning permission and had been given a warning. The planning process is in place to stop unwanted developments in local communities, that proposed developments, if approved, meet requirements but most importantly, rightfully and legally allows residents to inspect any plans, put forward views, concerns and opinions in what is called a consultation period. A business who proposes to open a nightclub without proper permissions when there are clear detrimental impacts for the local community is wrong when local residents are being denied their right to have a say. It is wrong that The Fleece was granted an extension to 4.00 am leave by 4.30 am. The detrimental impacts of such a decision are as follows :- Noise penetrating into the local residential community until the early hours of the morning. The function room of The Fleece is not soundproofed. Drunken youth's disturbing residents at 5.00 am.  Fights, brawls in the street. Increased anti-social behaviour - shouting, drugs, litter, broken glass, urinating, public sex etc. Ashton does not need another nightclub with the problems this brings. We do not want pubs in Ashton open until 4.00 am anywhere. There are enough problems with anti-social behaviour already which the police cannot handle. The Fleece is located in a residential area. Pensioners, families, young children live near by. There is also Ashton's historic church St Thomas' and St Luke's with a very well cared for cemetery/graveyard which should not be jeopardised in any way. Many residents are concerned about whether this location is appropriate. We want the 4.00 am licence reviewed by Wigan Council and no permission given to the opening of a nightclub at The Fleece. Thank You Mike Moulding - Ashton Residents Association

Michael Moulding
395 supporters
Update posted 1 year ago

Petition to Pranab Mukherjee, Narendra Modi


Our Honourable Supreme Court has banned serving of liquor in Restaurants and Bars located within 500 mtrs from a national highway. This is done to reduce the accidents caused due to Drinking and Driving. Noble thought. However, as a result of this ruling, at the stroke of the midnight 70% of the FnB industry, which includes Hotels, Restaurants and Bars will not be serving Alcohol, since they all fall under 500 mtrs. For example: All the restaurants at Madhya Marg Chandigarh (close to 25 outlets and 6 upcoming), 116 standalone restaurants with excise licenses close to National Highway 48 (formerly NH8) etc. Together they notch up an annual turnover of Rs 1,200 crore. No matter how noble these intentions are, the truth is the move is not well thought out, and it does absolutely nothing to promote safety and discourage drunk driving. Instead, lakhs of employees will be out of their job and hundreds of crores of investment is washed down the drain. The people who are directly affected from 01 April, 2017: 1. Each outlet has more than 50+ staff working in all the departments 2. Excise revenues, Haryana itself will lose 45% revenue. 3. Vendors like Grocery Stores, Dairy Suppliers, Kitchen Equipment suppliers etc. 4. Owners of the restaurants (losing crores of their legal and hard earned money) The Honorable Supreme Court needs to appreciate that drunk driving needs to be controlled by strict monitoring and stiff penalties/ cancellation of licenses of drunk drivers.  People can get drunk from anywhere, and those wanting a drink will not hesitate to drive 1 minute more to a liquor store.  The need of the hour is to implement strong road safety laws and strict policing and action against drunk driving.  This draconian judgement affects the livelihood of people in the FnB industry and does nothing to prevent and reduce drunk driving.  

ishan Grover
7,335 supporters