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Councillors agree to license Hunstanton Spinney despite objections from police

16:37 24 February 2014

Hunstanton Spinney, which has been given a public entertainments license. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Hunstanton Spinney, which has been given a public entertainments license. Picture: Matthew Usher.

© Archant Norfolk 2014

West Norfolk council’s licensing committee today agreed to grant a public entertainment license for the newly-refurbished square.

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Members heard police were opposed to an application to allow plays, films, and live music to be performed on the newly-refurbished area on St Edmund’s Terrace.

In a letter to the council, licensing officer Tony Grover warned: “The police have serious concerns over the safety of this public open space.

“The police do not consider that enough thought has been given to the safety aspects of providing entertainment to all age groups which could be attracted to this area and could attract hundreds of persons during a performance.”

Neighbouring business Legge’s Menswear also objected in a letter to councillors, saying it had “grave concerns” about vehicles driving across The Spinney.

But councillors heard the management of the site had been “carefully thought out”, and risk assessments and insurance would be in place.

The committee agreed to license the square, provided events are properly monitored by council officers.

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