Pubs and Clubs
Noise originating from Pubs and Clubs can be annoying to local
residents if it is uncontrolled or exceeds what one could
reasonably expect from an entertainment venue. Residents must be
prepared to experience some inconvenience if they live near to a
Pub or Club, but sometimes this becomes intolerable.
Whenever possible, if a new Pub or Club is opening, or an existing
premises is undergoing refurbishment, we try to anticipate the
likely noise problems. Controls will be incorporated into the
design or building works so that any noise generated is not
significantly audible beyond the premises.
For existing premises, an Officer will visit to assess the
seriousness of the complaint and to establish the cause and any
possible solutions. The owner or manager will then be informed of
the situation and given advice on possible solutions. Wherever
possible, improvements will be achieved by agreement. If this is
not successful, the action considered necessary will be
incorporated as requirements in a Statutory Notice.
Sources of noise include music, extract fans, shouting and
vehicles. Controls can be imposed on such things as the volume of
music, the operating hours of the venue, the operation of noisy
machinery, and the opening of doors and windows. The investigating
officer will recommend controls according to the nature and
seriousness of the problem. They will advise complainants of action
taken and what they should do if problems continue.