Hoteliers long for a less rowdy Macrossan
GRANT and Alison Pheasant, owners of the Pavilions Holiday Apartments on Macrossan St, would love the night time racket to stop.
A few nights ago they were woken in the middle of the night by a woman screaming outside for half an hour.
“It’s scary to hear what goes on out there sometimes,” Mrs Pheasant said. “I’ve had to call the police a couple of times, it gets quite violent.”
Ms Pheasant has seen people being pushed down the street in shopping trolleys and heard constant foul language, obnoxious chanting and suffered property damage.
“We had a complaint two nights ago about the noise; it’s really starting to affect our business,” said Grant.
The couple are calling for something to be done soon before the season really picks up.
“Rattle ‘n Hum cooperate with us. Iif patrons get too loud as they leave, we give them a call and they get them to quieten down,” said Mr Pheasant.
Rob Hamood, owner of the Le Cher Du Monde on Mac- rossan, said he and his guests experience the noise too.
“It is what it is, people like to have a drink and enjoy themselves. We’ve all been there. But it does have an impact on where people want to stay,” he said. When comments about this appear on TripAdvisor it’s a blow.
CCTV or even an earlier curfew are other options the couple wants council to look into.
“We’d love to see a patrol in the street, at least some sort of security or police presence at those hours.”
Sgt Damian Meadows said this was the first he’s heard of it. “We’ve had one reported assault in Macrossan Street in the past 12 months.
“There is an onus on pub owners to ensure peaceful behaviour of patrons when they leave and we haven’t detected massive breaches of that.
“We get noise complaints from anywhere, it’s unpredictable. We are in discussions with the council to improve public safety.
Sgt Meadows said CCTV was one solution but there were a lot of expenses and complications.
Grant and Alison Pheasant (and Bangers), owners of Pavilions