PLANS for a Winton bar to further extend its opening hours have been opposed with people living nearby saying it will cause them “misery”.

Following a decision last year to allow the Buffalo Bar in Wimborne Road to serve alcohol until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays, its owners are now seeking permission to do the same until 1am on weekdays.

But concerns have been raised about the impact potential increases in anti-social behaviour and noise could have.

“For the last few months I have suffered from noise and anti-social behaviour in the early hours of Saturday and Sunday mornings when the Buffalo is open until gone 2am,” Diane Rees, who lives nearby, said.

“If this licence is granted it will be impossible for my daughter and young grandchild to stay over on a weekday.

“I have been very tolerant of the increase in noise caused by the Buffalo’s extended hours on Friday and Saturday, making no complaints as it was just two days a week.

“To allow the Buffalo to stay open until past 1am Sunday to Thursday will cause misery to me and others close to me.”

Members of Bournemouth council’s licensing sub-committee approved the first licence variation in November which had attracted more than a dozen letters of objection.

Among them was one from Winton East Green councillor Simon Bull who, at the meeting, said the later opening hours were not needed.

He has now written in opposition to the latest request for an extension to weekday hours saying the change would “increase noise, rowdiness and drunken behaviour”.

Tom Russell, Buffalo Bar owner, previously said that his customers were wanting to stay later - prompting his requests to extend opening hours.

Due to the objectiongs received to his application to vary the bar's licence, members of a BCP Council licensing sub-committee will consider the latest application variation at a meeting on Tuesday (August 20).