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Somerset Cricket Club was cleared to receive a liquor licence yesterday after a hearing before the Liquor Licensing Authority.

The club had a hearing after the panel raised concerns about flyers advertising events at the facility last month.

Vashun Blanchette, the president of Somerset CC, admitted that the functions advertised by two flyers, which were of concern to the panel, were held. He said the club sometimes rented the facility to individuals hosting functions.

Magistrate Tyrone Chin warned the club to be careful who they rented the facility to because it was the club's liquor licence and reputation at stake.

Mr Blanchette said Somerset Cricket Club was trying to diversify its offerings as it did not want to be known as “the venue with loud music.”

He added: “I don't want Somerset Cricket Club to be known as the party club, but the reality is SCC has to keep its lights on.”

He said there were a wide range of youth-related activities at the club, with teams at all levels of football and cricket competitions. Secretary of the club Dawn Simmons said the club has also been successful in turning around the lives of many boys.

The police also revealed that a fight on Cricket Lane in Somerset last year was not connected to the club.

The fight happened six hours after the club had closed.

Somerset Cricket Club (File photograph)
Not “the party” club: Somerset president Vashun Blanchette

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Published May 09, 2019 at 9:00 am (Updated May 09, 2019 at 8:09 am)

Somerset’s liquor licence renewed

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