Dean Court Estate Gets Short Changed On Licensing
By DomCar | Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 12:17
Dean Court’s licensing hearing doesn’t go as planned.
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Deans Court: Feast Of Dorset
At the beginning of the month Sir William Hanham went to court to get his existing entertainment licence extended only to be granted an extra six weekend weddings a year. Last year Sir William threatened to sell off land in the town if he didn’t get the licensing he was applying for. The town landmarks that were under threat included Wimborne Model Village, Victoria Hospital, and Wimborne Town Football Club’s ground. Now Sir William’s licensing hopes have been dashed will he carry out his threat and sell valuable town land?
I’m hoping an extra six weekend weddings and permission for guests of the estates two large yearly events, such as the nationally renowned Feast Of Dorset, to camp on site will be enough for Sir William to forget about selling off further land to raise money. It would be a great shame if we lost any of that land to developers or a national chain of stores, as we did with the cricket pitch when Waitrose bought it.
I ask Sir William to think of the future of our town. Does he really want to make it as commercial as other towns throughout the country that have lost their identities to national chain stores, losing their individuality in the process? I don’t want to live in a bland, unremarkable town…do you?