alcohol licencesThis application from the Anchor pub was seeking 'to have the rear patio area open until 23.00; and that after 23.00 hours the rear patio area is to be closed except in an emergency and all loudspeakers be silenced if the doors are opened and also that the external rear garden must not be used by customers after 23.00'.

The Bishopston Society objected in writing to this application and our letter, dated June 19th 2015 can be seen below:

Nick Carter Esq
Licensing Manager
Bristol City Council

Dear Mr Carter

Premises: Anchor, 323 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol
Application ref number: 15/01140/PREM - proposed variation to premises licence

Bishopston is a neighbourhood of largely family housing and there is likely to be an increased noise effect on local residents especially those in Brynland Avenue – our concern is about noise and nuisance to the local community.

As the Council's policy states, noise and disturbance from people outside can cause public nuisance even when those people are not behaving badly. This will be of more significance in areas with residential accommodation and will usually, but not exclusively, be of greater importance between 10 pm and 7 am.

We therefore object to this application.

We have been informed by the Council on August 13th that the applicant has now withdrawn this application.