Opposition to plans for Wirral bar

Wirral Globe: Opposition to plans for Wirral bar Opposition to plans for Wirral bar

A GROUP of Wirral residents are fighting plans for a new late-night bar to open in Liscard.

The borough’s licensing committee are set to consider an application for The White Lounge to re-open under new management this year.

The bar in Wallasey Road surrendered its licence last August after reports of gas theft and police had to step in.

But now new owner Thomas Sadler is hoping to re-launch the establishment as a traditional British bar and restaurant.

He wants to offer home-cooked food and a family-friendly environment.

However the Central Liscard Area Residents Association (CLARA) are protesting against the plans in a bid to stop a licence being granted.

According to licensing documents, 33 people have signed a petition due to concerns relating to the “cumulative impact of licensed premises in the Liscard area.”

But Mr Sadler, who has been in the pub industry for more than 20 years, said his business venture would bring a different kind of nightlife to the town.

He said: “I understand that the residents are worried about the area attracting more revellers but there is already a strong customer base in Liscard so we are not necessarily adding to that.

“We want to create more of a family atmosphere and offer home-cooked food – we’re hoping to improve Liscard.”

Wirral licensing committee will meet next Wednesday to decide on the matter.

 

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3:59pm Wed 2 Jan 13

merseymal says...

Wow, a whole 33 people!
Wow, a whole 33 people! merseymal
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5:03pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Positive thinker says...

The white lounge! Wonder how it got that name?
The white lounge! Wonder how it got that name? Positive thinker
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5:03pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Positive thinker says...

The white lounge! Wonder how it got that name?
The white lounge! Wonder how it got that name? Positive thinker
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12:19am Thu 3 Jan 13

King Tut says...

The liscening notice in the window is requesting a midnight bar, very family orientated.....
The liscening notice in the window is requesting a midnight bar, very family orientated..... King Tut
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9:20am Thu 3 Jan 13

merseymal says...

King Tut: It depends on how old the family is.
King Tut: It depends on how old the family is. merseymal
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10:28am Thu 3 Jan 13

Positive thinker says...

Is the bar in question some of meeting place for undesirables?
Is the bar in question some of meeting place for undesirables? Positive thinker
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7:07pm Thu 3 Jan 13

King Tut says...

Its 01:00 not 00:00, yes a family having a wholesome tradtional meal at 23:30
Its 01:00 not 00:00, yes a family having a wholesome tradtional meal at 23:30 King Tut
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12:25pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Positive thinker says...

20 years in the pub trade my arse,does he think everyone is taken in by his silly quotes 20year and I want to make it a family experience.What happened to the last shower of gas fiddling cowboys they must of made a go of it with the need to fiddle the gas,don't want to put the downers on it
before it serves its first home cooked meal but it won't last and if someone's daft enough to invest money in it let them get on with it
20 years in the pub trade my arse,does he think everyone is taken in by his silly quotes 20year and I want to make it a family experience.What happened to the last shower of gas fiddling cowboys they must of made a go of it with the need to fiddle the gas,don't want to put the downers on it before it serves its first home cooked meal but it won't last and if someone's daft enough to invest money in it let them get on with it Positive thinker
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12:47pm Fri 4 Jan 13

WirralAl says...

Positive thinker wrote:
20 years in the pub trade my arse,does he think everyone is taken in by his silly quotes 20year and I want to make it a family experience.What happened to the last shower of gas fiddling cowboys they must of made a go of it with the need to fiddle the gas,don't want to put the downers on it
before it serves its first home cooked meal but it won't last and if someone's daft enough to invest money in it let them get on with it
If I remember right they got caught growing cannabis plants in another pub they owned in New Brighton as well as stealing gas in the white lines bar.

Good Luck to the new owners if they can make a go of it better that a waste of a building.

Perhaps they could open a night club upstairs.

Its the town centre away from local homes so why not.
[quote][p][bold]Positive thinker[/bold] wrote: 20 years in the pub trade my arse,does he think everyone is taken in by his silly quotes 20year and I want to make it a family experience.What happened to the last shower of gas fiddling cowboys they must of made a go of it with the need to fiddle the gas,don't want to put the downers on it before it serves its first home cooked meal but it won't last and if someone's daft enough to invest money in it let them get on with it[/p][/quote]If I remember right they got caught growing cannabis plants in another pub they owned in New Brighton as well as stealing gas in the white lines bar. Good Luck to the new owners if they can make a go of it better that a waste of a building. Perhaps they could open a night club upstairs. Its the town centre away from local homes so why not. WirralAl
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3:58pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Dantealighieri says...

I had no idea there was such a thing as a 'Traditional' British bar. I always considered something that was 'traditional', like say a pub, or a 'bobby', as being passed down, something cloaked in the mists of time, to be nurtured, admired by each generation, carried on, an anchor to provide a link to all the very best of the past. My casual observations of the 'typical' British bar, is that they all seem to inhabited by men who appear to be a cross between iron pumping shaven headed tattooed earring wearing loud mouth morons, dressed like children, and others standing around with sun glasses on their heads thinking they look like French film directors, accompanied by WAG copying women, but without the 'sophistication'. Of course with Mr. Sadler's desire to bring a new kind of nightlife to Liscard, and his use of the word 'traditional', perhaps there are plans for a nightly performance of Morris Dancing, if not then I fear not only for the future of Liscard, but for the rest of the country.
I had no idea there was such a thing as a 'Traditional' British bar. I always considered something that was 'traditional', like say a pub, or a 'bobby', as being passed down, something cloaked in the mists of time, to be nurtured, admired by each generation, carried on, an anchor to provide a link to all the very best of the past. My casual observations of the 'typical' British bar, is that they all seem to inhabited by men who appear to be a cross between iron pumping shaven headed tattooed earring wearing loud mouth morons, dressed like children, and others standing around with sun glasses on their heads thinking they look like French film directors, accompanied by WAG copying women, but without the 'sophistication'. Of course with Mr. Sadler's desire to bring a new kind of nightlife to Liscard, and his use of the word 'traditional', perhaps there are plans for a nightly performance of Morris Dancing, if not then I fear not only for the future of Liscard, but for the rest of the country. Dantealighieri
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12:56pm Sat 5 Jan 13

pooboy says...

If I want to take my family for a traditional meal,would I take them to Liscard town centre??
A BIG NO.
We are by no means a posh family,however I stay away from town centre eateries for most of the reasons stated above.
Nowadays there is mostly a bunch of idiots ruining it for a normal family,and the poor bar staff on minimum wages get treated like dirty and have to confront them at time for no extra pay.
This establishment will just attract the typical numpties on a weekend night out looking for a legover or a fight.
Further to say,it would not compete either with the wetherspoons on price.
A failed business venture looms!!!
If I want to take my family for a traditional meal,would I take them to Liscard town centre?? A BIG NO. We are by no means a posh family,however I stay away from town centre eateries for most of the reasons stated above. Nowadays there is mostly a bunch of idiots ruining it for a normal family,and the poor bar staff on minimum wages get treated like dirty and have to confront them at time for no extra pay. This establishment will just attract the typical numpties on a weekend night out looking for a legover or a fight. Further to say,it would not compete either with the wetherspoons on price. A failed business venture looms!!! pooboy
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9:20pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Foo Bear says...

Another bar is the last thing that Liscard needs. The area hasalready been turned into a trashy and dangerous area by the existing outlets. it has long since passed the point where any decent family would venture there after 6pm.
Another bar is the last thing that Liscard needs. The area hasalready been turned into a trashy and dangerous area by the existing outlets. it has long since passed the point where any decent family would venture there after 6pm. Foo Bear
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1:51pm Sun 6 Jan 13

oldcampaigner says...

The Electricity Showrooms would be turning in their grave!
The Electricity Showrooms would be turning in their grave! oldcampaigner
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3:40pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Positive thinker says...

I thought liscard was looking a lot better theses days,someone has spent what looks like a fair sum of money bringing the shops in front of ABC cinema building back to life
I thought liscard was looking a lot better theses days,someone has spent what looks like a fair sum of money bringing the shops in front of ABC cinema building back to life Positive thinker
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3:40pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Positive thinker says...

I thought liscard was looking a lot better theses days,someone has spent what looks like a fair sum of money bringing the shops in front of ABC cinema building back to life
I thought liscard was looking a lot better theses days,someone has spent what looks like a fair sum of money bringing the shops in front of ABC cinema building back to life Positive thinker
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1:56am Wed 9 Jan 13

Arris says...

If this guy wants to offer "home-cooked food and a family-friendly environment." then he will only need a 10.30 licence.
If he wont accept that then refuse the application.
Wirral licencing committee will once again again be suckered in and in six months this place will be asking for a change in conditions. We want to stop serving food and stay open later!!
Another night club. Nip it in the bud licensing committe stand up to local gangsters and refuse the license!!!!
If this guy wants to offer "home-cooked food and a family-friendly environment." then he will only need a 10.30 licence. If he wont accept that then refuse the application. Wirral licencing committee will once again again be suckered in and in six months this place will be asking for a change in conditions. We want to stop serving food and stay open later!! Another night club. Nip it in the bud licensing committe stand up to local gangsters and refuse the license!!!! Arris
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1:56am Sat 12 Jan 13

Arris says...

Well, as predicted the place was open on Thursday, (18 hours after the licence was granted) and its full of 20 somethings.
Don't see any tradional food or families, what I do do see is bouncers and crowd control barriers on the pavement outside. This will become another night club and Wirral council have been taken for a ride once again!!!
Well, as predicted the place was open on Thursday, (18 hours after the licence was granted) and its full of 20 somethings. Don't see any tradional food or families, what I do do see is bouncers and crowd control barriers on the pavement outside. This will become another night club and Wirral council have been taken for a ride once again!!! Arris
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