Three-night birthday bash gets the go-ahead

A THREE-night birthday party in Sheffield which police feared may have been a cover for a series of club events has been allowed to go ahead after officers withdrew their objection.

Tuesday, 11th September 2007, 9:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th September 2007, 10:20 am

‘Stacey’s 30th’, which is set to attract up to 300 revellers, can now go ahead at The Function Suite, Spital Hill, Burngreave.

The venue had to apply for a temporary event notice before it could hold the event between Friday and Monday. The permit was granted by Sheffield Council’s Licensing Board.

Police had been worried criminals in the area might have tried to gatecrash the party and were concerned because there was no mention of what security would be provided, such as doorstaff.

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But Insp John Ekwubiri, of Burngreave Safer Neigh-bourhood policing team, said their objection was withdrawn following a meeting with promoters, which has satisfied officers’ concerns.

However, an application for an all-night ‘barn dance’ was refused by the licensing board .

The party was due to take place at North Barn, Little Intake Farm, Wortley, between 7pm on Friday September 28 and 11am on Saturday September 29.

Permission for the event - which would have featured live bands and dance music - was sought by Jeffrey Smith, licensee of the Red House pub, Solly Street, Sheffield.