News Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Reject Levy and EMRO

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s Licensing Committee reject proposals to introduce a Late Night Levy or an EMRO for lack of evidence to justify implementing the schemes.

Commenting, Clare Eames, partner at Poppleston Allen said: “Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s Licensing Committee has rejected a move to impose additional costs on the licensed trade and restricted hours through the introduction of a Late Night Levy or an Early Morning Restriction Order (“EMRO”). 

Following a meeting on the 9th July 2015, the Licensing Committee decided against the introduction of a Late Night Levy or an EMRO after hearing about the positive work going on in the town centre to tackle alcohol related problems. 

We understand that it was decided that there was not enough evidence to justify implementing either scheme. In addition, Dorset Police did not support the proposals and referred to a number of initiatives that had been implemented to tackle problems, including the launch of the Best Bar None accreditation scheme this year, the Pubwatch group, enhanced patrols and a voluntary reduction in licensing hours by some premises. 

We will continue to monitor this and keep you updated.”

For more information please contact partner Clare Eames