Leeds councillors have approved Fulneck Golf Club‘s application to increase the hours it sells alcohol and plays music.
The Pudsey-based golf club has been given permission to sell alcohol daily and play live and recorded music from 8am until 11pm – an increase from its current permission of starting at 11am Monday to Saturday, and 12pm on Sundays.
Members of the council’s licensing sub-committee heard that doors will be closed for events held in the function suite to prevent noise affecting nearby householders. It also says soundproofing will be installed once the premises licence is approved.
One letter of objection from a local resident expresses concerns about noise and states: “We do not want to deprive golf club members of a sociable drink after a game, but a full ‘on’ licence is not required for a quiet village like Fulneck. It is simply way over the top.
“We already know only too well the incessant music that blares out late into the night… we have known many cases where it has gone on after midnight. Quite often in summer the club doors are propped open, worsening the problem.”
Leeds City Council’s environmental protection team say complaints were received last October regarding noise from functions held at Fulneck Golf Club. The case was closed in January 2023 following improvements. The team recommended outside seating areas should not be used after 10pm.
A number of licensing conditions were imposed by councillors to limit the noise on neighbouring properties.
Fulneck is the oldest golf club in Leeds and dates back to 1892.
The usual do-gooders complaining about extending the alcohol hours at Fulneck Golf Club. The same types that don’t have a social life at the weekends. Some pubs in Leeds stay open till 5am. I say bring it on! I’m 53 and enjoy a beer or 3. Life’s too short to winge and moan.