• Aigburth Road

Aigburth residents give thumbs-up to new bar plans

Plans to open a new bar on Aigburth Road have gone down well with local residents – atrracting more than 70 letters of support.

Maria Parkes wants to turn a former hair salon at 331 Aigburth Road into a ‘café bar eatery’ called Tipsy Cow.

Liverpool City Council’s licensing and gambling sub-committee will decide next Tuesday (2 October) whether to grant a premises licence for the new venue.

Documents released ahead of the town hall meeting show that a large number of local residents are in favour of the bar, which would be open from 8am till midnight, seven days a week.

In total, the council received 74 representations supporting the application, with five residents opposing a new use for the former salon which has previously operated as a fruit and veg shop and a dry cleaners.

Comments from respondents in favour of the plans include:

“[I wish to support this application] as it would be a very good idea, there are no child friendly bistro/bars around here. It’s about time we had something like this in Aigburth.”

“Fantastic idea. The area is missing somewhere for the community to gather and for all the family to enjoy, right on our doorstep.”

“Extremely excited for this to open! Will be brilliant for Aigburth Vale.”

“I live above these premises [and] have seen the difference these sort of businesses have made to the Mersey Road area of Aigburth and I believe this would be ideal for Aigburth Vale.”

The five letters against the application question the opening hours and express concerns around possible issues of noise pollution and vandalism.

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