Licence to serve alcohol is granted to Leeds trampoline park

A trampoline park in Leeds has won permission from Leeds City Council to serve alcohol from 9am.

Tuesday, 11th December 2018, 5:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th December 2018, 5:35 pm
JUMP: A similar Jump Inc trampoline park based in Meadowhall, Sheffield.

Applicant Jump Inc, however, said it was unlikely the bar facilities would be open until the afternoon.

The boss of the Holbeck-based attraction also said that nobody under the influence of alcohol would be permitted to use trampoline facilities.

It came after a letter to the local authority’s licensing officers, sent by Coun Andrew Scopes (Lab, Beeston and Holbeck), claimed that granting the licence would make the facility unsafe and that the 9am start time was unnecessary. But members of the council’s licensing sub-committee yesterday said that they were satisfied that nobody who had already consumed alcohol would then be allowed to use the trampolines and approved the application.

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Lee Shipley, Jump Inc director, told the meeting: “A lot of our customers might want to consume alcoholic beverages – they are responsible adults. You can go ice skating, bowling and do other activities and you can have a drink.”

The licence is to serve alcohol seven-days-a-week, from 9am-10pm.

Following a discussion among panel members, the licence was granted.