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GUEST,The Shambles Licensing consultation announced! (1356* d) RE: Licensing consultation announced! 17 Dec 11

John King cmments:Basildon Council allow DJs to work at any time, but restrict live music to Thu to Sat, maximum of three performers and a noise limiter and a personal licence holder to be present on the premise whenever regulated entertainment is being provided. In a tapas-style bar.

The above is a fairly standard example of what those employed to enforce licensing legislation would consider to be - not a licensing failure - but a success for additional entertainment licensing. As this would show up statistically as a venue with permission to provide live music.

In fact - as a result of being exposed to the requirement - not as a result of any actual problems and before a note has been sounded - only the live music is limited to only being able to take place on three days (2 of which when alcohol can be served for an hour longer), to a maximum of 3 performers, with a noise limiter and a personal licence holder to be present - not for the serving of alcohol - but for when any live music is taking place!

It also fairly standard in that prior to the hearing, the applicants have further self-limited parts of the application, in an attempt to placate the objections, that the application process tends to encourage to be made. There may have been representations made which supported the application but if there were, this was not identified.

The point about this is that anyone making a representation of support would be supporting the original application and not the self-limited application that would either be presented at the hearing or which could even result in acceptance of this self-limited application without a hearing.

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