Enter more details and reasoning in support of your ePetition. We object on the grounds of:
1. Prevention of crime and disorder. The lack of an adequate police presence in the town means that anti-social behaviour cannot be adequately prevented. Remember the Trek nightclub, which had its license permanently revoked in October 2016 for this reason. That was refused due to police being unable to manage the disorderly conduct of drunk people resulting in the serious life changing harm to someone, the damage to local property and even the MP got involved to stop the licence.
The venue’s isolation in the middle of the vast salts park will make it even more inaccessible to any form of law enforcement or emergency services. The area around the venue and paths leading up to it are largely unlit at night and will give the venue a sense of being in the beyond the reach of authority and in the wild west.
2. Prevention of public nuisance. Any form of music and loud noise is carried across the salts to what is currently peaceful quite area. Having a late-night live music venue will only make this worse. People continually coming and going from the site, singing and shouting interfere with residents peaceful existence beginning either on park road, by Eversley court and Richmond Road and continuing on.
3. Public safety. There is a risk that people leaving the venue will dump glasses and bottles on the salt playing fields. This will bring potential harm to families, children and animals using the fields and playground. The venue is also next to a children’s playground, and potentially having a rowdy drunken crowd overlooking them will make the park feel like a no-go zone for many families.
4. Protection of children from harm. There are already bars at the cricket and rugby clubs with limited opening for game match days which must be sufficient for the salts. Allowing all day alcohol sales both inside and takeouts mean children will be exposed to drunken behaviour at all hours. See my point 3 re playground.
Started by: stephanie dubas
This ePetition ran from 31/01/2023 to 20/02/2023 and has now finished.
One person signed this ePetition.