A POPULAR cafe near Stroud has applied for an alcohol licence.

An alcohol licence application has been sent to Stroud District Council for Felt Cafe, based in Bourne, Brimscombe. 

Breakfast and lunch are currently served at Felt Café which has 18 seats inside and 40 in its garden area.

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"The intention for the liquor license is to provide an option for liquor to be served with meals," explained the applicant.

"We will be extending our operating hours to evening and dinner service.

"We are also planning to have booked functions such as weddings, birthday parties and pop up food events where the Café and its premises will be hired out.

"Our intention is to have provision to play live music and/recorded music for these events.

"We anticipate this will occur more often through the summer months than winter." 

This application would cover 9am to 11pm from Monday to Saturday and from 10am to 10pm on a Sunday. 

As part of the licence, the applicant must answer four questions to ensure they meet all four licencing objectives. 

These are the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, prevention of public nuisance and protection of children from harm. 

"We will continue to market our business as a family destination with the option to have liquor with meals," said the applicant. 

"From our past experience in having private functions and events we have had no issues with regards to any anti-social behaviour from our customers.

"Our core business will remain as a destination for food and coffee.

"Liquor will only be consumed on premises within the boundary of the property. 

"A notice will be displayed at the entrance to the premises advising that C.C.T.V. is in operation

"At least one suitable trained first aider will be on duty when the public are present.

"The playing of live or recorded music in garden or outside seating areas of the premises is not permitted after 11pm. 

"A Challenge 25 scheme will be adopted in compliance with the age verification condition." 

Representations can be made to the Licensing Section until Monday. April 10. 

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