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Vicar unhappy at proposed opening hours of new Holiday Inn Express

Vicar unhappy at proposed opening hours of new Holiday Inn Express

Justin Burns

Vicar unhappy at proposed opening hours of new Holiday Inn Express

 

The Holiday Inn Express in Alma Road
A vicar who lives next door to a new 58-bedroom hotel being built in Windsor says proposed alcohol serving hours to future guests are 'unacceptable'.

 

Ridgevale Estates Limited, owner of the soon-to-open Holiday Inn Express in Alma Road, has applied to sell alcohol to customers and their guests until 2am.

Hotel chiefs are also seeking permission from the Royal Borough to play music inside and outside the £5-6 million three-storey facility until the same time.

They want to open the hotel that sits next to Windsor Police Station 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

But Margaret Bird, associate priest for the New Windsor team ministry, of Alma Road, said she has public nuisance concerns about the licence proposals.

The mother-of-four said: "It is purely about the noise and I think it is the wrong place for a venue to open up until 2am.

"We would be happy if it was until midnight and not 2am and if music was not allowed outside the hotel. This would be a nuisance."

Inspectors from the council's environmental protection department are recommending conditions are imposed if the licence is granted - including no music being played outside the premises.

Members of the council's licensing panel sub-committee will make a decision at Maidenhead Town Hall on Friday, June 29.

Ridgevale Estates was unavailable for comment.

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