The Loft on Allerton Road in the heart of Woolton Village is still very much open for business !


On behalf of all of the team at The Loft, we wish to reassure everyone in the local community that, including valued clients and nearby neighbours, that we remain committed to ensuring that everyone who visits the venue does so in safety and comfort, and that all of our hardworking staff are there to provide an atmosphere which promotes having a day or evening out where they can enjoy themselves in a secure environment.


After a recent hearing to discuss the future operation of The Loft, at the time of the discussions The Loft had 100 representations put forward to support the premises, including neighbours who live directly opposite the location. However, this number was whittled down to 45 for the hearing by the local authority due to what they called ‘administrative issues.’


These representations in The Loft’s favour seem to have been given little or no weight by the Licensing Sub Committee, yet the representations given against The Loft, just five in number including a local councillor, seemed to be given far more prominence and weight than the substantial support that we offered in our favour. When we were given the details of those unsupportive statements, including their addresses, they were all over a mile away from where The Loft is located !


The Loft continues to enjoy overwhelming support from the local community, which we are happy to discuss in further detail. It is in the best interests of this community that we listen to their wishes and opinions, and also take on board advice and information which enables us to provide the highest levels of service and safety at The Loft. However, the business has been adversely affected due to the negative press incurred so far, which suggests that the business is no longer viable. As a concern which employs over a dozen people, provides a valuable service, and enjoys ongoing goodwill, this is both unfair and heavy-handed: the team look forward to taking The Loft forward.

The Loft has already implemented the changes suggested by the police, in lieu of closure and the findings of the Clubsafe report. Like all of the nightime sectors in the city region, we do not operate in a vacuum and we must always be aware of anti-social behaviours which remain a concern for all bars and restaurants. It is the job of the venue going forward to continue to be mindful of the issues at hand, and to be proactive in the measures taken to promote security, safety and respect.


Management and staff at The Loft wish to promote their venue as a safe haven for everyone who walks through their doors. It is already situated in a wonderful location, an as a going concern has enjoyed success in providing a business model with the right personnel, and in the right place, with right prices encouraging the demographic of clients that are suited to the upmarket, leafy suburb of Woolton which The Loft is proud to call home.


The team look forward to a continued, open, two-way discourse to continue to ensure that The Loft sets the standard in being a safe haven not just for clients, but also within the community it operates within.


So whether it is for a drink, a quiet lunch or indeed a private booking in the “Baby Loft” the management and all the team looks forward to welcoming you.

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