To complain about pubs noisy music
Baalam · 23/07/2017 00:07
We live in a pretty village. Every weekend in the summer there seems to be a wedding or party in our local pub. Apart from not being able to drink there ourselves as it's too crowded, they play music until 1am. As it's such a quiet area the noise carries. It's driving me mad, I can't sleep and I have to get up at 6 tomorrow! AIBU to complain,?
crazywriter · 23/07/2017 03:55
We've been thinking something similar. A building changed owner and opened a pub with a beer garden and plays ridiculously loud music at weekends. The area were in makes sound travel like crazy. It wasnt like this when we moved. Luckily we rent so can move but don't really want to at the moment. Fed up of moving.
Tonight were also dealing with a festival there blocks away. Can hear the music word for word. DD1 has complained it's stopping her from sleeping.
YANBU to complain if this is new. They may not realise the annoyance on the local area.
Baalam · 23/07/2017 06:25
Thanks. To those who say that we shouldn't have bought a house by a pub, no, we bought a house in the village that has a pub in it. We live on the opposite side of the village a good way from the pub, down a track with no neighbours. The village is so quiet that sound carries - normally you can't hear anything except owls!
mellongoose · 23/07/2017 06:46
Complain to the pub then to the council. If nothing happens then talk to your local councillor. They can make a representation on your behalf. Try to get local support from neighbours and the parish council.
The licence can be reviewed and a compromise that suits everyone can usually be reached. This will be done at a committee and your councillor can speak on behalf of the community... they don't need to but they should!
Hope this helps.
Lostwithinthehills · 23/07/2017 07:50
It sounds to me that you have good reason to complain, try contacting your local council's environmental health team and the licensing team. I think it works both ways with pubs in villages, yes residents need to accept that there will be some noise from the pub but equally the pubs need to recognise that they are in quiet, residential areas and so make an effort to respect their neighbours.
scaryclown · 23/07/2017 07:59
The weird thing about music is that the dj usually thinks it needs to get louder and louder, but it doesn't. Most people are happy once it's loud enough to hear and dance to, it because PAs are so good these days, it sounds quite clear at high volumes, and djs can convince thy ems elves its not that loud.
Toysaurus · 23/07/2017 08:49
Complain. The pub next door started Karaoke night a year after we moved in - social housing no choice where we live. Me and my children don't go to bed until 3am on Fridays or Saturdays because that's about the time it finishes and the punters stop screaming and fighting with each other outside. Pub noise is fine, but not at 2am when you are trying to sleep and Killing Me Softly is being murdered at high volume and echoing around an entire estate. I complained six times and finall sent some video footage to the council. Got a tad better.
KeiraKnightleyActsWithHerTeeth · 23/07/2017 12:08
If you're that far away from the establishment and can hear it then I would suggest there are some noise compliance rules that they are definitely breaking.
Have neighbours mentioned it? I imagine if a number of you make a complaint to the council then they will have to take it very seriously.
Babbitywabbit · 23/07/2017 12:28
worth considering making a complaint, although if you want to sell in future, I'm pretty sure any complaints made to the council would have to be disclosed.
I can well imagine how frustrating it is... if you have chosen to live somewhere remote without near neighbours, presumably a big factor was wanting complete silence, and that was the trade off for any drawbacks to living in an isolated position. To live somewhere quite remote but still have noise pollution til the early hours is worst of both worlds IMO. Maybe the pub owners don't realise how far the sound carries in your area
LakieLady · 23/07/2017 12:41
Rural pubs are closing at an alarming rate and the weekend functions may well be what is keeping yours a viable business, OP. They may end up closing if they have to stop having the parties etc.
Maybe have a chat with them first and see if they're amenable to stopping the music at 12? I think midnight on a Saturday is reasonable.
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