Leo Leisure Weymouth licence approved

Leo Leisure bingo licence approved Weymouth
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Brown Leisure has been granted a premises licence for its new Weymouth bingo club, allowing the sale of alcohol, live music, entertainment and events from 10am till midnight.


Dorset County Council approved the licence for the Crescent Street venue after director Peter Brown addressed concerns over live entertainment to the licensing committee last month.

“Some objectors expressed concerns about occasional male strippers for ladies’ nights and late night noise but the licensing hearing was told that by 10pm most customers had generally gone home and the ladies’ nights were no different than those organised by the previous owners and would only be once or twice a year,” reported the Dorset Echo.

“Peter Brown from the company, which also trades as Leo Leisure, told the hearing that if neighbours had problems over noise, litter or rubbish collections, he would personally resolve it.”

The application forms part of Brown’s “six figure” refurbishment of the former Buzz Bingo hall, set to reopen this year as a Leo Leisure venue.

Speaking on behalf of Brown, legal representative Julia Palmer told the committee in April that the hall expects to cater to a majority-female audience aged between 30 to 60, “a demographic not normally associated with late-night disturbances and antisocial behaviour.”

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