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Action taken against noisy Haslingden pub
A PUB accused of bre-aching noise regul-ations is to have its licence reviewed.
The Green Squirrel, in Manchester Road, Hasli-ngden, was taken over by three friends in July last year.
But eight neighbours complained to Rossendale Council claiming there has been a rise in anti-social behaviour in the past 12 months.
The residents say they are unable to sleep because of disturbances in the pub’s smoking area and the sound of taxi horns.
Now council licensing chiefs will meet next Wednesday to determine what action to take.
One letter said: “Issues of fighting and damage to cars on St Peter’s Avenue occured from people leaving the premises. Broken glass, bottles and glasses are frequently found in the vicinity of the premises and local residents’ homes.”
Another added: “The Green Squirrel’s music is repeatedly at an unnacceptable level, and is frequently played later than the licensing hours.
“In such a high residential area we do not feel that it is appropriate for a pub to have such late hours and a licence to allow such loud music.”
The landlord, Stephen Sourbutts, faces having his licence suspended or revoked entirely.
At a meeting in Waterfoot Police Station last month, Mr Sourbutts told residents he would install a sound inhibitor to monitor noise levels and address the smoking area issue by employing staff to supervise drinkers.
He said: “Since the complaints I have been speaking to people regularly and our relationship has improved.
“I’ll be disappointed if there are any significant changes to the licence. We’re not here to upset anyone and if that means changing a couple of things then so be it, we’ll take it on the chin.”
The pub’s licence was issued in 2005 when it was called The Crown.
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