CONCERNS about disorder and public safety have led to a sports and social club having its licence reviewed.

Gloucestershire police have called for a review of the club premises certificate under the Licensing Act 2003 for the Carlton Club in London Road, Stroud.

According to the application to Stroud District Council, there are three grounds for the review - prevention of crime and disorder, public safety and the protection of children from harm.

The application states that eight incidents at the club have been reported to police since 2023 and there are concerns 'regarding breaches of conditions attached to the club premises certificate'.

Under public safety, it is claimed that the club is 'failing to promote licensing objectives and reasonable operating', and there are 'concerns that the club is not being conducted in good faith.'

Finally, under protection of children from harm, it is claimed that there was an incident 'involving children gaining access to an unsecure club premises' and there has been a failure to 'recognise the importance of securing the premises and having no records of guests, including underage children'.

Described as a sports and social club, the Carlton has three bars, Sky Sports and TNT Sports, a function room, a pool and billiard hall and a skittles alley and hosts live music events plus darts and pool tournaments.  It can be booked for weddings and other events and is also the base for Chinese takeaway New China.

Although a members only club, non-members can attend as guests.

Launched last spring, the Carlton is owned by Nick Housden, county and district councillor for Stonehouse, who is listed as company director on Companies House.

A spokesperson for the Carlton said: "We can confirm that we are proactively working with the council and partners to address administrative concerns that they have raised and hope to have these resolved in the coming weeks.

"Given that SDC have not yet issued us notice of this review, despite the licensing act requiring them to do so within 48 hours, and despite them listing it online, we can only assume that the timescale for this will now be inevitably delayed.

"Our hope is that cooperative and joint working with officials will mean this costly review no longer needs to take place at all.

"We are fully committed to complying with our license and the licensing act, as we have done for many years.

"In the past 12 months the club has significantly invested in new equipment, new processes with a new leadership team and is looking forward to working with the council and partners in a positive way in the coming months and years.''

Anyone wishing to make representations regarding the application must do so in writing to the licensing section at SDC by Wednesday, February 7 - email

See the review here -