Review after concerns about Sandbanks beach polo noise and anti-social behaviour (From Bournemouth Echo)
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Review after concerns about Sandbanks beach polo noise and anti-social behaviour
CONCERNS raised about Poole’s two-day summer beach polo event will be put to organisers with a view to “mitigating” their effects.
Noise nuisance, anti-social behaviour and inadequate toilet provision were among issues raised with Borough of Poole by residents.
And while members of the efficiency and effectiveness overview and scrutiny committee support the annual event, which is said to bring economic benefits of £335,000 to the town, they are recommending to cabinet on October 15 that a review of the event takes place.
A three-year licence runs out in 2014 and a review was recommended the year before any future licence expires.
More than 100 residents signed a petition organised by Poole Beach Huts Association asking the council to reconsider the event.
The council charged £1,725 for use of around four per cent of the beach for the event rising to £3,700 in 2014.
“The organisers have worked hard to manage safety across all areas,” said Anthony Rogers, recreation manager .
“Many of the council’s own staff are highly qualified event professionals.”
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