Last Wednesday night the Playhouse application for a 2.a.m. licence was discussed in the URC hall by the watchdog organisation who are statutory consultees on such applications. This part of the meeting was opened by Mike Henderson who gave a little background to the application and then opened the subject up for discussion. First to comment was visiting Chair of the Westies, Rosemary Young:
”To answer your question “Does Nairn need a late night venue?” I think perhaps it does in the summer, because we a certain amount of leakage with the golf groups going to
Inverness, taking their money
and spending it there. Is it a suitable place? I’m not really sure if anywhere
is a suitable place, if you’ve got residents. I know I lived next door to a pub
and I hated but if you take the premises, they have been well constructed. It is
well run. It does employ people and I have a feeling that they will monitor
perhaps better than other pubs in the town do and I think it would be good if
the Highland Council did have a two o’ clock, I think is ridiculously late and maybe isn’t late enough. I
don’t know, I’m not sure I wouldn’t want to go to a place myself for that. I
certainly know there are people that do go to Inverness to seek out those
sort of places.
Tommy Hogg, chair of River CC agreed with Rosemary: “I think it’s the day and age now, I think Nairn rather needs it to keep the money in the town because the leakage…but if it is well controlled and monitored I don’t see any problem.”
@ anon 10.08. Re policing after the pubs shut - I would suggest you take any issues you might have to the Inspector at Nairn Police station or to one or all of our four Highland Councillors who could investigate/make representations on your behalf perhaps.
Thank you for the comment Jimmy but we have decided not to publish.
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