A BOURNEMOUTH takeaway is to have its late-night licence reviewed after complaints its staff have been using megaphones to attract customers.

The Base Food Bar in St Peter's Road in the town centre has been the subject of complaints concerning the playing of loud music and the use of megaphones by staff.

A number of complaints have been made to Bournemouth Borough Council's pollution control team and council officers have now asked the licensing committee to review the takeaway's licence.

Base Food Bar is in St Peter's Road and currently has a licence to provide late night refreshment, mainly pizza and kebabs, until 5am seven days a week.

The review will be held on Thursday, August 13, when members of the licensing board will hear evidence from both sides and consider whether the premises has breached its licence.

If they find that it has, councillors could decide to remove the licence or add extra conditions on to it.

Cllr Bob Chapman, Central ward councillor, said: "This business is in an area where we have seen a big increase in the number of residential properties and so it is very concerning to hear allegations of people playing loud music and shouting through megaphones to try and drum up custom.

"It is also opposite a new block of student residences, which will be occupied very shortly. People might choose to live in the town centre but they still have the right to have peace and quiet, especially in the early hours of the morning.

"I understand that complaints have been received by the council about the behaviour of some people at this business. This is concerning to hear and needs to be properly investigated."

Efforts to contact the owners of the Base Food Bar were unsuccessful.