Grapes Inn license reviewed by board

After complaints from neighbours about late night anti-social behaviour, the Wigtown Divisional Licensing Board of the council held a meeting in private last week to review the premises licence to sell alcohol.

The review was called for by the Chief Constable of Police Scotland.

Afterwards, the council issued the following statement: “On Thursday 10 October the Wigtown Licensing Board considered an application for a Premises Licence Review for the Grapes Inn in Wigtown received from the Chief Constable. The Board heard from the police representative on the reasons for the request for review and two neighbours to the premises, who provided the board with further information, and the licence holder Mr Jolly. Following this hearing it was agreed that the grounds for review had been made out in that licensing objectives (a) preventing crime and disorder (c) preventing public nuisance and (d) protecting and improving public health had been adversely impacted.

“Noting the progress which the licence holder had made since the review had been requested, the board agreed to adjourn proceedings for three months to allow Mr Jolly to work with the police, including the crime prevention officer, and the licensing standards officers to prevent further complaints.

The board recommended that the licence holder consider installing a noise limiter on the jukebox within the premises.”