Cheshire Housewife's charity ball will go ahead


The annual Creme De La Creme Ball is going ahead this year, despite earlier issues with the licence.

Reality TV star Dawn Ward was refused a temporary event notice (TEN) for her annual charity ball by the Licensing Act Sub-Committee last month, which is held at her Great Warford home in September.

However, the licence has now been granted so the Creme De La Creme Ball is going ahead this year and will take place at Warford Hall on Saturday September 2nd.

A spokesperson for Cheshire East Council said "The application was refused initially because of insufficient information required in order to grant the licence. This information was then forthcoming and the committee was able to approve it."

Brenda Lomas, Enforcement Officer at Cheshire East Council, had raised an objection to the TEN on behalf of the Environmental Health Service under the Licensing Objective of the prevention of Public Nuisance.

She wrote "The fabric of the marquee does not contain noise and particularly where amplified music and amplified voice are played.

"The mainly rural nature of the location means that background noise levels will be very low and any entertainment noise (particularly when amplified) will be highly noticeable to nearby residents and intrusive within their homes particularly during evening and early hours of the morning."

Great Warford Action Group had also written to express their opposition to the granting of a temporary event notice.

On behalf of the Great Warford Action Group, Donald Strathdee wrote "We appreciate that this is a charity function, however, as residents we have been inconvenienced by the noise and disturbance for many years now and it is time that the function moved to a more suitable venue where late night noise is not an issue.

"There have been numerous instances of late night party noise emanating from Warford Hall, however last year's Creme de la Creme ball went way above what could be considered acceptable."

The Creme De La Creme Ball, hosted by Dawn and Ashley Ward, is now in its 8th year and supports Caudwell Children which provides family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families.

Creme De La Creme Ball, Warford Hall


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