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Police drop Hesketh Arms licensing change objection

Posted on - 18th January, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Crime, Fishwick, Preston News, Pubs, Ribbleton, St Matthews
The Hesketh Arms saw a major revamp in the last few months
The Hesketh Arms saw a major revamp in the last few months

Police have removed their objection to a Preston pub’s licensing change.

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The Hesketh Arms, owned by Marston’s, had applied, as part of an application to Preston City Council, to remove a condition requiring it to have toughened glass.

Strengthened glass for pint glasses was introduced to try and limit glassing incidents in pubs in the early 2000s.

Police Sergeant Richard Horton confirmed the police would no longer be objecting to the New Hall Lane pub’s licensing application.

He said: “The Hesketh Arms is a well managed pub. Following the recent refurbishment by Marstons plc, a number of variations to the licence were proposed by Marstons plc.

“The proposed variation to change from toughened glassware to standard glassware was the only variation that Police objected to.

“That objection has now been withdrawn as Marstons plc have agreed to continue using toughened glassware at the Hesketh Arms.”

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Two other licence changes are due to be looked at by councillors.

These include new seating booths being introduced and also permit the pre-existing external area within the licensed area to facilitate waitress service.

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