Food and drink venues to bring new lease of life to Bournemouth seafront

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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council has approved two licences for pop-up beach bars at Tofts Zig-Zag and East Cliff on the town’s seafront, with a further three locations up for consideration.


The licences permit events to take place at temporary cafes and bars from 10am until 10pm seven days a week from April to September, with a limit of five large events per year in response to public comment.

“The extra condition will provide that greater certainty that residents were looking for,” said licensing committee chair Judy Butt. “We can now look forward to a really great summer.”

The licences are intended to allow a wider range of outdoor activities to take place along the seafront as Coronavirus restrictions continue to affect hospitality, with further permits set to follow.

“Three applications to extend existing licences at the West Cliff wedding area, Bournemouth Pier and east of Boscombe Pier were decided at a separate meeting on Wednesday but the council is yet to announce the result,” reported the BBC’s local democracy service.

“If approved, they would allow the sale of alcohol, extending the time music can be played until 10pm and expanding the range of events that can be hosted.”

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