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Pub stripped of entertainment licence after loud gigs

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Pub stripped of entertainment licence after loud gigs 4th October 2018

A pub has been stripped of
its entertainment licence after neighbours complained about noise.


A Vale of White Horse council’s
licensing committee found it had allowed a Foo Fighters tribute act gig this
month that was so loud that a couple living next door “fled their house” –
according to the Oxford Mail.


According to the report, neighbours
said they had lived in their home for 26 years and that noise from the pub only
became a problem 11 years ago.


People who live in the
vicinity of the pub, The North Star in Steventon, said they had lodged 16
complaints about noise coming from the pub in 2016 alone – but the landlord of
the pub changed in early 2017.


But they said the volume of
the recent concert was so intrusive that it felt like a 'punishment beating'
and was 'physically uncomfortable' to hear.


Other residents said removing
the licence would be like 'using a sledgehammer to crack a nut' and that the
pub was the centre of the village.

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