Bookmakers bid for Market Place premises licence

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Bookmakers William Hill has applied to Boston Borough Council for a premises licence for a vacant unit in Boston’s Market Place.

The business has launched the bid for a ‘betting (other) premises licence’ in relation to the former Serenity Hair Designs unit, next door to a Coral bookmakers.

Representations on the application can be made until Tuesday, March 22.

A spokesman for William Hill, which has a bookmakers in Wide Bargate, said: “We can confirm that an application has been made. Should it be successful, we would aim for the premises to be open around June time. These applications are often the result of extensive market research and a shop refurb generally costs on average around £250,000 – so certainly not a decision that is taken lightly. The opening of a new premises would result in the creation of five new jobs.”