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Penzance restaurant to host live music and serve alcohol until 2am

Penzance restaurant to host live music and serve alcohol until 2am

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 5:02pm 16th October 2019.

Written by Richard Whitehouse, Local Democracy Reporter

A Mexican restaurant has been granted permission to host live music and serve alcohol until 2am.

La Sirena in Bread Street, Penzance, had applied to alter its existing licence so that it could host live music events.

The venue’s existing licence allowed it to stay open and serve alcohol until 11pm.

It had applied to Cornwall Council to have live music, recorded music, serve alcohol and late night refreshment until 1am on Fridays and special dates; and 2am on Saturdays.

The premises is in the cumulative impact zone in Penzance which aims to restrict venues to maintain the licensing objectives of public safety and prevention of public nuisance, crime and disorder.

Police requested a series of conditions, which have been agreed by the venue, in order to approve the licence application. These include having security staff on the door.

Cornwall Council’s licensing act sub committee heard that the venue was not looking to stay open late every weekend and that it was likely that it would be once or twice a month that they would host the music events.

The restaurant had already hosted some of the events under Temporary Event Notices.

One objection had been received from a local resident who said that the noise from the venue was “unacceptable” and had continued until 2am during the events.

However the venue has agreed to keep all doors and windows shut when the events are held and will also monitor noise levels, keeping a record should any complaints be made.

Environmental protection officers had been in contact with the venue following a complaint but said that it was not clear which venue the noise had come from as it could have been La Sirena or the nearby Studio Bar.

The committee agreed to grant the licence but said that the music events should be ticketed and that all those attending should be given wristbands. They also said that the venue would have to adhere to the conditions which had been agreed with the police and environmental protection.

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