The Bill covers protects venues with a capacity of less than 200 people. Even authorities are flummoxed by the objective behind this Bill. "The government is ticking off a bureaucratic hurdle from their list, because this Bill will likely benefit village halls and small community spaces only. However, they did not require a licence for hosting musical gigs in the first place. They only required one in the event they served alcohol," says Frank Wenzel, Licensing Manager, Borough of Poole.
An article which manages to miss every point and totally ignores the fact that the Bill has removed Entertainment facilites.
And what Poole's licensing Manager may be quoted on is unclear but what is printed here is rubbish. If it were true - there would have been no need for the Live Music Bill.