Sports club wins licence

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A SPORTS club has been granted a licence to serve alcohol at its bar despite objections from nearby residents.

Handsworth Junior Sporting Club, off Oliver’s Mount, Darnall, Sheffield, applied for the licence to help raise money to cover its annual running costs.

Some residents of Oliver’s Mount and local councillors had objected on the grounds of noise and extra traffic from people attending the bar.

But the club’s management said the main aim was for people to be able to drink while watching matches in the daytime.

Sheffield Council’s licensing board approved the application on condition customers use plastic glasses when sitting in the outdoor areas.

The same committee also approved an application by businessman Harminder Bains to reopen The Fox and Hounds pub, on Foxhill Road, Fox Hill.

The pub will be subject to the same hours as it operated under beforehand, apart from opening an hour earlier each day, at 9am instead of 10am.

The pub must also operate a proof of age scheme to ensure against underage drinking.