Tuesday, May 30, 2023

News: Rotherham bistro's bid for extended opening hours


A bistro that operates in the popular Wickersley area of Rotherham has applied for planning permission so that it can continue to open later.

Rotherham Council's Cumulative Impact Policy was introduced in 2020 and detailed that an area of Wickersley village would become a Cumulative Impact Zone. Here applicants "must be able to demonstrate to the Council and other responsible authorities that granting a new or varied licence will not add to the cumulative impact already being experienced within the area."

The Yard has taken the first step to extending its opening hours with a planning application to vary a condition of its original approval. A premises licence would also be required to be varied.

The coffee shop and bistro on Bawtry Road secured planning permission to operate as a café/restaurant in 2016. This included a condition that stated that the premises would only be open to customers or for deliveries between the hours of 08:00-17:00 Mondays to Friday and 08:00-14:00 on Saturday and 0900-14:00 on Sundays.

Since opening The Yard has also been running bistro nights and events in the evenings.

A new application to vary the condition states: "The business currently operates within the permitted opening hours between 08:00-17:00 Mondays to Friday and 08:00-14:00 on Saturday and 09:00- 14:00 on Sundays.

"The business has however been operating without issue or objection within the hours of 08:00-23:00 for several times a months utilising temporary events notices applications and protocol.

"It is not practical or financially feasible to sustain this method of extending trading hours in the long term interests of the business. This application is therefore required to place the already established trading patterns into perpetuity which is essential to the long term viability and success of the established business."

The new condition would enable the premises to be open to customers or for deliveries between the hours of 08:00-23:00 Mondays to Friday and 08:00-23:00 on Saturday and 0900- 23:00 on Sundays.

Wickersley Parish Council has commented on the application. It states: "Wickersley Parish Council does not object to the extension of opening hours so long as the premises continues to operate solely as a cafe/restaurant and do not operate partly as a drinking establishment during the evenings as this could lead to late night noise and nuisance as occurs at other premises within Wickersley centre.

"Wickersley has been designated as a Cumulative Impact Zone to prevent the further proliferation of drinking establishments and it is important that these premises do not operate partly in this way. It is therefore recommended that a condition be imposed to require the premises only to operate as a cafe/restaurant and for no other purpose."

Since the policy's introduction, FIKA Coffee Lounge successfully secured a licence for the sale by retail of alcohol and the playing of music on The Tanyard. Over the road, The Garrison restaurant secured planning permission in 2021 to operate as a drinking establishment and in 2022, Rothbiz reported that operators of Seasons restaurant, who are also the owners of The Courtyard next door, wanted to vary the premises licence.

Consultation has been taking place on the policy as it is required to be reviewed every three years. The Yard Facebook page

Images: The Yard / Facebook


Anonymous,  May 31, 2023 at 2:49 AM  

Wickersley is already a hell hole in the evening with undesirables causing mayhem with drinking and shouting. Time to call a halt and let's start getting back to the days when normal people lived here

Anonymous,  May 31, 2023 at 2:55 AM  

Goodness me, what next? An alcohol licence for the Library?

Anonymous,  May 31, 2023 at 5:05 PM  

It is quieter and safer in Bangkok than it is in Wickersley.

Anonymous,  May 31, 2023 at 10:01 PM  

It reminds me very much of pre Mandela Johannesburg with all the rich white baby boomers in their walled gardens bemoaning the fact that there are people younger than 75 out enjoying themselves after 10 pm and frightening the horses

Anonymous,  May 31, 2023 at 10:11 PM  

I am beginning to sense an agenda here from an anti Wickersley faction bent on spreading disinformation and fake news. Let me make it absolutely clear that there are no plans whatsoever to accommodate asylum seekers at the Three Horseshoe or even at the Masons.

Anonymous,  May 31, 2023 at 10:20 PM  

Too many working class families for my liking. I'll be glad when the pea picking season is over

Anonymous,  May 31, 2023 at 11:57 PM  

It all began to unravel for Wickersley with the gentrification of Bramley. The council should have stepped in from the get go to stop Essex boys and girls buying up Bramley properties for use as holiday homes. I for one am fed up of having to stop my poochon picking up crack pipes on his morning walk.

Anonymous,  June 1, 2023 at 7:49 AM  

I don't see that there is anything wrong with wanting a quiet life in a home in a nice area that you have worked all your life for. Wickersley was such a quiet genteel village where you could park your mobility scooter outside the post office without the fear that you would come out and find it on bricks with the wheels gone. Why oh why did we ever elect Mr Blair!! The village is now full of people
driving Suburus with the windows open playing that awful Reggie music.
That's why I moved to Canklow

Anonymous,  June 1, 2023 at 7:51 AM  

From a Marxist Leninist perspective things degenerated when Wickersley Working Men's Club suddenly became Wickersley Social Club

Anonymous,  June 1, 2023 at 9:37 AM  

We should train our own people to pick peas. They wouldn't want the minimum wage for that surely?

Anonymous,  June 1, 2023 at 11:05 AM  

My main complaint against Wickersley newcomers is that they think every day is November 5th. Gone are the days when fireworks were only seen and heard on bonfire night. Now my neighbours seem to have a firework display every time they sell a bulldog on ebay or their wives have their lips filled with beach pebbles

Anonymous,  June 1, 2023 at 3:55 PM  

The bars in Wickersley are full of chavs who deludedly think they're the height of sophistication. They all look like Love Island rejects, can't move their face for all the botox, and that's just the blokes.

Anonymous,  June 1, 2023 at 9:27 PM  

You mean some people actually get rejected by Love Island? Do you speak from experience?

Anonymous,  June 2, 2023 at 8:30 AM  

Some of the bars in Wickersley are serving cocktails in drinking vessels specially adapted to accommodate the fuller lipped clientele. The glasses come with a protruding ledge upon which the lower lip is rested during the consumption of Harvey Wall Bangers

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