Pymoor, Cambs, Festivals License Application

Published:
6:40 p.m. June 8, 2022



Updated:
09:58 9 June 2022

Farmer, businessman, chips and logistics entrepreneur, Ross Taylor could soon add “festival impresario” to his resume.

He submitted an application to use part of Willow Farm in Pymoor near Ely for outdoor festivals and events.

Mr Taylor, who also runs Corkers Crisps, applied for a license from East Cambridgeshire District Council and said some events could last up to 24 hours.

“The app also requests up to 12 times (to be agreed with the local authority at least 16 weeks in advance) extension of hours to be available for up to 24 hours,” its app says.

“The lure of additional flexible hours could be used when securing suitable events.

“This would give the venue the advantage of hosting specific events, eg bespoke events, seasonal events and the like, while building its portfolio in the region.”


The app is now advertised by East Cambs Council
– Credit: ECDC

Mr Taylor says in his application: ‘The nature of hospitality has changed dramatically as a result of the pandemic, with the demand for outdoor events becoming increasingly popular.’

He says he is looking to promote the area, providing top-notch events/festivals while working with the authorities to achieve “a successful venue, attracting businesses and individuals to the area”.

He employed an industry expert, Jane Gilliead, to push the request through the council.

Jane runs a business that specializes in licensing venues for festivals.

“Getting the right business license these days is just the start of a long process,” she says in her company’s promotional materials.

“I take pride in establishing the licensing needs of the individual, working with the authorities, securing the grant of the required premise clearance.

“After the successful granting of the authorization and the entry into force of the GDPR law, I can offer these additional tips to protect the license.”

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She adds, “Most companies aren’t aware of the steps they need to take to protect their Premise License.

“Having worked on both sides of the table helping companies get the licenses they need to helping people get their licenses back when violations have been notified, I have established a reputation as an expert in these areas. ”

The app says it will follow all regulations, including an age-related policy required by the Licensing Act 2003, which will reference the “Challenge 25” policy, and that all staff will be trained in the sale of alcohol under this policy.

All written records of training will be kept and made available for inspection by the police or an authorized officer.

And a refusal/due diligence book will be kept to record any refusal to sell alcohol and kept on site, it will be available for inspection by the police or an authorized officer.

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