‘Jubilee’ party plan scuppered

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CRIME and disorder fears have halted plans for a late-night party at a Sheffield community centre.

Sheffield Council’s licensing board was set to consider an application to hold the Diamond Jubilee-themed event at The Everyone Centre, in Broadfield Road, Heeley.

But police - who feared the event might really be of a ‘different nature’ to the one being applied for - submitted an objection to council bosses.

Officers’ concerns come only weeks after police also opposed plans to hold late night domino-playing sessions at the same venue until 3am.

The application was made by DJ and promoter Damian Davis, seeking a temporary event notice to hold the party.

Mr Davis, of Castledale Grove, Manor, wanted to organise the celebrations from 11pm on Sunday, June 3, until 5am on Monday, June 4.

The application was for an event billed to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, with music including soul, R’n’B, reggae and chart hits being played.

It was being advertised on Facebook and tickets were to be sold from the Caribbean Spice restaurant on London Road.

Mr Davis, aged 33, who planned to DJ at the event, had assured the council security would be provided.

He was asking for permission to serve alcohol, provide entertainment and serve late-night refreshment during the party.

The application was to be dealt with at a meeting of Sheffield Council’s licensing board on Thursday, May 10.

But an objection was submitted on behalf of South Yorkshire Police chief constable David Crompton.

It states: “The grounds of the objection are based on the prevention of crime and disorder.

“We have concerns that the event is of a different nature to the details stated on the temporary event notice.

“In the light of this, we object to the application until further information is obtained.”

A friend of Mr Davis told The Star: “He has withdrawn the application after objections from the police.”

Mr Davis did not wish to comment himself.

The licensing board which was due to consider Mr Davis’s application will be dealing with a request by Granelli’s Ice Cream to trade in Orchard Square.

Granelli’s plans to open between 10am and 6pm Mondays to Saturdays.

The application has been sent to the board because licensing officers said the ice cream van did not meet ‘qualitative criteria’.