The owner of Fantasy World in Cleethorpes has opposed plans to licence a new bar on the seafront, warning North East Lincolnshire Council that the move will make the area “uncomfortable for families.”
Roger Ginley urged the authority’s licensing committee to reject plans submitted by Beach Bar owner Kash Pungi to open the cricket-themed Beach Bat on Sea Road, noting the impact crowds would have on his own business.
“You will indirectly be granting the use of the footpath as a beer garden, making it difficult if not impossible to get past safely,” said Ginley. “The drinkers will overflow into the family arcade.
“On a hot day I can see hundreds of people standing and sitting around with a glass of beer, which will be uncomfortable for families with young children trying to get to the beach. Granting this licence in my humble opinion would be the first steps to destroy the best safe family seaside town on the East coast.”
The venue, located adjacent to the Just nightclub, is currently using a special temporary events licence to serve drinks, with Kurnia Licensing Consultants director Michael Kheng telling Grimsby Live “the kiosk has been open for three weeks without any problems.”