A REDDITCH club has had its licensed hours reduced following complaints from residents about noise and antisocial behaviour.

West Mercia Police applied to Redditch Borough Council for the licence at the Easemore Social Club, in Easemore Road, to be reviewed towards the end of last year in response to the complaints.

At a hearing in November the council’s licensing sub-committee decided to impose the new restrictions to deal with the concerns.

The decision, to reduce the hours during which alcohol can be sold at the premises has now come into effect following the settling of an appeal against the decision made by the licence holder.

New hours will see alcohol being sold from 11am until 11pm Monday to Thursday, instead of 10am until 11.30pm, from 10am to 11.45pm on Friday and Saturday to 10am to 11pm, and on a Sunday 11am until 10pm, rather than 10am until 10pm.

There will also be extra conditions in place restricting when customers can use the patio area at the front of the club and requiring at least two members of staff to be on duty when the venue is open to the public.

Inspector Mark Chappell said: “The Police are pleased with this outcome having worked closely for over a year with Worcestershire Regulatory Services on the complaints from local residents about this premises."

Redditch Borough Council’s portfolio-holder for licensing, councillor Julian Grubb, added: “The vast majority of licensed premises in Redditch are well run, but where problems arise at a particular venue the council will look to use its powers under licensing law to try and address them.”