LICENSING bosses will decide tomorrow whether a York village pub will be allowed to open its doors to show TV sport - outside its normal opening hours.

Landlady Patricia Mahon wants to extend the hours of the Lord Collingwood, in Hodgson Lane, Upper Poppleton.

She has asked council licensing officers to allow her to open until midnight from Wednesday to Saturday, with an extra 30 minutes for drinking-up time.

But an extra request to be allowed to open the pub for TV sport outside these hours, after giving a week's notice to police, has met resistance.

PC Mike Welsh, licensing officer, said the non-specific occasions, which could number up to 20 each year, circumvent the need for temporary event notices and could create some public nuisance.

Furthermore, in a letter to the city council, parish councillor Richard Bramall said residents are concerned about drinkers moving between pubs as they close at different times.

He said they also fear the extra hours will attract a "rowdy element" to the quiet residential area surrounding the village green.

The hearing, which will be chaired by Councillor Sue Galloway, will be held at the Guildhall, York, tomorrow, at 10am.

Meanwhile, a hearing organised to discuss an application by the Grand Opera House, in Cumberland Street, to open until 2am has been cancelled.

Tracy Johnson, of City of York Council, said this was because some objections by residents had been successfully mediated.

She said that a similar meeting for Ha Ha Bar and Canteen, in New Street, had been cancelled for the same reasons. Both hearings were also due to take place tomorrow.

The deadline for all applications by current business people who wish to transfer their licence agreement or increase their opening hours is August 6. Bids will be received after that date, but all applications will be treated as if the business is starting from scratch.

Other applications for extra hours made to local authorities this week included:

Yates's Wine Lodge, Low Ousegate, York. To sell alcohol until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays, and until midnight on the Monday of some Bank Holiday weekends

Windmill Inn, Blossom Street, York. To sell alcohol until 1am Monday to Thursday, until 2am on Friday and Saturday and midnight on Sunday.

Holgate WMC, New Lane, York. To sell alcohol until 11.30pm on Mondays to Thursday and Sunday, and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Bootham Tavern, Bootham, York. To sell alcohol until midnight from Monday to Thursday, and until 1am on Friday and Saturday.

Corner Pin, Tanner Row, York. To sell alcohol until midnight on Monday to Wednesday, 2am Thursday to Saturday, and midnight on Sunday.

The Dormouse, Clifton Park Avenue, Clifton. To sell alcohol until midnight seven days a week.

Five Lions, Walmgate, York. To sell alcohol until 2am seven days a week, with 30 minutes drinking up time. To have live and recorded music.

Updated: 08:42 Wednesday, July 06, 2005