Council revokes premises licence for a wedding reception venue near Petersfield

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Thursday 28th January 2016 4:45 pm
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THE owner of a wedding venue near Petersfield has had his premises licence revoked by East Hampshire District Council.

It was revoked after council officers reported that wedding receptions there were too noisy, got out of control, impacted massively on residents lives, and that licensing conditions had been ignored.

Bob Camping of the Manor Barn in Buriton now has 21 days to appeal against the decision by the councils’ licensing sub-committee.

During that 21 days events can still be held at the venue, and if an appeal is launched, events can continue until the appeal is decided, said council solicitor Nick Leach.

But the barrister for village residents, Gary Grant, said if that happened there were grounds to stop them taking place.

Mr Leach announced the decision to revoke the licence at a meeting attended by more than 60 Buriton residents, who loudly applauded the decision.

Among them were couples who had paid to hold their wedding receptions at the venue, and they also applauded.

They had been told earlier they wouldn’t get their money back, although Mr Camping now says he will repay them once his house in the Manor Barn complex in the centre of the small village, is sold.

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