Objections to drinks licence

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A community centre’s application for a premises licence has sparked two letters of objection from nearby residents.

The proposal for Broomhall Community Centre, on Broomspring Lane, will be considered by Sheffield Council on Thursday.

Residents said supplying alcohol at the centre could make a ‘rising tide of noise and night-time disorder from an ever increasing student population’ worse.

One letter added: “Our community is made up of students, Muslims and Sheffielders are currently we are achieving a level of unity in the community. This helps to prevent crime and disorder and public nuisance. I ask you to throw out this application, it will not benefit our community.”

The application said the sale of alcohol would be for booked events such as fundraisers with the latest opening from 5pm to midnight on Saturday.

It added: “We are keenly aware the centre is located in a residential area with a varied and diverse community.

“Our intended licensing hours reflect this.”