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Poole bar’s hours may be cut after complaints from nearby residents
A BAR accused of disturbing nearby residents could have its opening hours cut following a string of complaints about late night noise.
People living near Bella Rosa in Canford Cliffs village, Poole, said they had been regularly kept awake by loud music, swearing, singing, shouting, vomiting, slamming of car doors and fighting.
The Italian restaurant and bar was the scene of a violent incident involving killer Elliot Turner in April last year.
He pushed his 17-year-old girlfriend Emily Longley’s head down on to a table there just a week before he murdered her.
The premises have been closed for the last couple of months and it is not known whether they will reopen.
Poole’s environmental health services department has now asked the council’s licensing sub-committee, which meets next Wednesday to review Bella Rosa’s 24-hour licence.
Environmental health officers are recommending that the conditions should be changed so the premises would be forced to stop selling alcohol at 12.30pm, and close by 1am.
A report to the sub-committee says environmental health and police officers had been called to deal with disturbances from the venue on a number of occasions.
Premises supervisor Lewis Jeandren, managing director of owner LWS Bars Limited, offered to use door staff to control the behaviour of customers outside, but the report says this had “limited success”.
“We continued to receive complaints about the behaviour of patrons .... There is an obvious problem with noise from customers.
“With this in mind, we feel it is appropriate to limit the hours of operation of the premises in order to minimise the nuisance,” it says.
Canford Cliffs ward Cllr May Haines says: “I feel strongly that the licence holder has shown no regard for the fact that the restaurant is set within a primarily residential area.
“It appears that little or no consideration has been given to neighbours.”
Mr Jeandren, was not available for comment at the company’s registered address, a house in Lilliput, or on either of its telephone numbers.