The Clockhouse pub owner receives second conviction for noise breache

A landlord, Paul Edward Harris, and a company in which he is a director, Clockhouse Partnership Limited, have been ordered to pay £3,500 in fines, £1,069.26 prosecution costs and a £320 victim surcharge after both admitted four breaches of the pub’s licence conditions and failing to comply with a noise abatement notice.

Mr Harris and the company appeared before the court in January 2019.  They accepted that they had failed to keep the pub’s windows and doors closed after 10.30pm; played music too loud; and failed to close its beer garden by 10pm, on Saturday 26 May. There was also a breach of a noise abatement notice committed on 27 October.

The prosecution explained that the noise produced from the pub’s entertainment system stopped people at a neighbouring property from sleeping.

If you or your business are served with a noise abatement notice, call our specialist Regulatory Partner, James Lowe, on 07833 240400 for advice and assistance.