New licence application made for popular festival near Stroud

New alcohol licence for popular festival near Stroud <i>(Image: Simon Pizzey)</i>
New alcohol licence for popular festival near Stroud (Image: Simon Pizzey)

AN APPLICATION has been made for a new licence for a popular festival near Stroud.

The annual summer festival Chalfest returned in July following cancellations in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.

An application for a licence to cover the festival during the next three years has now been submitted.

This new premises licence application covers the sale of alcohol, live Music, recorded music, dance performances and opening hours.

The event will take place in 2023 on Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22.

In 2024 and 2025 it will take place over the nearest dates to the same weekend.

The alcohol licence will cover the event from between 4pm and 9.30pm on the Friday and 11am to 9pm on the Saturday.

"This event will be in its sixth year and again will be planned and implemented by the entire community and the ever growing pool of volunteers," reads the application made to Stroud District Council.

"It has the backing of Chalford Parish Council, the schools, churches, youth groups and local charitable organisations as well as the community as a whole.

"We aim to make the four licensing objectives the centre of all our planning.

"We will hold monthly meetings from the moment the licence is granted and set up again various groups for Health and Safety, Stewardship, Children's Welfare.

"Being our sixth year we have a much larger group of ably qualified people wanting to help out this time.

"We will again work with the SAG team in ensuring a truly inclusive and safe event.

"Noise levels will be monitored using a decibel counter and we will agree noise levels with Stroud District Council and the police.

"The event will close at 9.30pm promptly.

"Stewards will also patrol the surrounding area and ensure people are not causing a nuisance in the local area.

"We will organise buses to transport people to the site as parking around the site will not be permitted other than for people with a disability.

"There will be a park and ride system."

Representations can be made in writing to the licensing section until Thursday, December 8.

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