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Key Facts:

  • In 2013 there were about 724 premises with alcohol licenses in Bath and North East Somerset, 56% (405 premises) have late night opening times after 11pm, and 7% (51) of the 724 premises are open after 1am.
  • Of these 724 premises with alcohol licenses Bath City Centre has 36%, 262 premises .
  • Over 3000 of the Bath and North East Somerset workforce are employed in around 280 restaurants, clubs and pubs which equates to nearly 4% of the workforce.

What does the data say?

Bath City Centre has a ''gold standard'' recognising the safest and most appealing cities at night. The award also acknowledges the diversity ofentertainment and hospitality that Bath has to offer. 1

In 2013 there were about 724 premises with alcohol licenses in Bath and North East Somerset, 56% (405 premises) have late night opening times after 11pm, and 7% (51) of the 724 premises are open after 1am. 2

Of these 724 premises with alcohol licenses:3

  • Bath City Centre has 36%, 262 premises (Abbey Ward 30% and Kingsmead Ward 6%)
  • Keynsham has 5%, 33 premises
  • Midsomer Norton has 4%, 27 premises
  • Radstock has 2%, 14 premises

Over 3000 of the Bath and North East Somerset workforce are employed in around 280 restaurants, clubs and pubs which equates to nearly 4% of the workforce (table 1). 4

 

Number employed including owners

% of BANES workforce

Licensed Restaurants

1238

1.55%

Licensed Clubs

407

0.51%

Public Houses

1446

1.81%

Total

3091

3.87%

Table 1: Number and percentage of workforce employed in selling alcohol

 

What does the community say?

 

Between 2010-2013 the Licensing Team in the Council recorded 52 complaint incidents relating to the impacts of premises serving alcohol in Bath and North East Somerset. These were made up of 63 individual complaints :5

 

  • 56% (35 complaints) of these related to noise pollution, either relating to people (24%) or music (32%).
  • 8% (5 complaints) were relating to other perceived incidents of crime and disorder and antisocial behaviour, including aggressive and violent behaviour.
  • 6% of complaints were related to underage sales        
  • 5% of complaints were related to irresponsible drinks promotions
  • 5% were related to breech of opening times. 
  • 1. Purple Flag Bath, http://www.purpleflag.org.uk/projects/bath-1.html (downloaded 12/3/2012)
  • 2. Urry N (2013) In -house analysis of data from Uniform database, Details of licensing  activities - Current licences and  complaints data  2010 – 2013, Licensing Team, Bath and North East Somerset Council
  • 3. Urry N (2013) In -house analysis of data from Uniform database, Details of licensing  activities - Current licences and  complaints data  2010 – 2013, Licensing Team, Bath and North East Somerset Council
  • 4. IBDR (November 2011) licensed restaurants, clubs and pubs in Bath and North East Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset Council in-house data
  • 5. Urry N (2013) In -house analysis of data from Uniform database, Details of licensing  activities - Current licenses and  complaints data  2010 – 2013, Licensing Team, Bath and North East Somerset Council