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Whalley residents lose out in protest over village nightclub

Lancashire Telegraph: Whalley residents lose out in protest over village nightclub Whalley residents lose out in protest over village nightclub

RESIDENTS may continue their fight against ‘excessive noise’ from a nightclub – despite a council ruling.

The licence of Rendezvous, in Whalley, was reviewed by Ribble Valley Council after complaints about noise, lack of public safety, and crime and disorder.

After hearing from residents of Accrington Street, where the nightclub is located, and neighbouring Queen Street, the council announced yesterday that no action would be taken against the business.

The review was sparked by a formal complaint by Queen Street resident Wendy Clarkson, who told the meeting she had been complaining about noise since 2010.

Abdul Jamil, 60, a father-of-two who lives in the same road, said: “The noise is phenomenal and it shakes the walls and the roof.

“It disturbs my children at the weekend.”

I understand they have the right to run a business but I’m sure residents around here will continue to fight against the noise.

“It has a major impact on this area.”

Lesley Luckin, who lives in Queen Street, said: “The noise has been a problem for a few years.

“We didn’t ask for the council to revoke the licence but we did want a ruling on the noise.”

She added residents were still deciding whether to appeal the council’s decision.

Whalley councillor Terry Hill, who spoke at the hearing, said: “I have every sympathy with residents in the sense of it’s very difficult living close to a pub or a place of entertainment.

“But this club is well run and has always complied with the council’s frequent requests to take action.”

A council statement said: “The sub-committee was satisfied continuation of the licence in its current form would not impact adversely on the licensing objectives, and that the licence holder had taken steps to ensure any disturbance caused by the premises is minimised.

“It was, however, conscious of the evidence provided by the applicant and the others who made representations in support of the application, and will instruct council enforcement officers to continue to monitor compliance with the licence conditions.”

Rendesvous spokesman Jonathan Crompton said: “We are very happy with the result and we are looking forward to building future relationships with the local residents.”

Residents have 21 days to appeal the decision.

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6:20pm Thu 10 Jul 14

S4AWX100 says...

and how long has a nightclub on this site been in Whalley? 30 years +
and how long has a nightclub on this site been in Whalley? 30 years + S4AWX100
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7:10pm Thu 10 Jul 14

petestan says...

S4AWX100 wrote:
and how long has a nightclub on this site been in Whalley? 30 years +
Exactly, they all knew it was there when they moved in, it's not like it's hidden down a side street. It's probably all the newcomers who want to "Live in the Ribble Valley" who are complaining.
[quote][p][bold]S4AWX100[/bold] wrote: and how long has a nightclub on this site been in Whalley? 30 years +[/p][/quote]Exactly, they all knew it was there when they moved in, it's not like it's hidden down a side street. It's probably all the newcomers who want to "Live in the Ribble Valley" who are complaining. petestan
  • Score: 26

7:56pm Thu 10 Jul 14

shytalk says...

Rural urban bliss lol.
Rural urban bliss lol. shytalk
  • Score: 5
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