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Maryport pub wins live music appeal

A Maryport pub will be able to host live music after an appeal against its licensing conditions was allowed at a hearing at West Cumbria Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

The Middle Tap Bar, in Senhouse Street, will be allowed to play live and recorded music subject to fitting noise limiting devices at levels agreed with the council.

Landlord Denis Lynch said after the hearing: “I am absolutely delighted with the success of the appeal.

“We are hoping to have this sorted as soon as possible to have a wonderful blues festival this year and we hope that people will come and join us at the festival to enjoy the live music we will have on.

“We will always be committed to working with the local authority to make sure we create a safe and friendly environment.”

The appeal was brought against the decision of the licensing authority, Allerdale council, to reject an application to vary the premises license in March.

The pub’s license was reviewed in 2009, before Mr Lynch took over as landlord, following complaints from nearby residents about noise.

This resulted in conditions being added to the pub’s license which meant it was not allowed to play live or recorded music, and these conditions were subject of the appeal.

Mr Lynch’s barrister, David Dadds, and Allerdale council came to an agreement before the hearing which was then agreed by magistrates.

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The noise levels that were imposed at Court on Wednesday mean that it will be unsuitable for live music as it will cut out automatically, the restriction on the noise level given to Mr Lynch means even the duke box will be set so low that it will be a waste of time anyone paying to put a record on, if it goes above a certain decibel it will cut out! The Council will continue to monitor the levels both in the property and in neighbouring properties!!!

Posted by LOL@oldGreyMan on 4 May 2012 at 11:19

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