Pub licence renewal in doubt after objections
COURT HEARING WOODLANDS LODGE FACES NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS
THE RENEWAL of a pub’s licence hangs in the balance as the matter was adjourned again at Bray District Court last week.
Backus Taverns lodged a licence renewal for the Woodlands Lodge in Greystones which was met with a number of objections from local residents.
Council on both sides had been in discussions throughout lunch in the hope of coming to a resolution with Judge Murrough Connellan also rising to allow the sides more time.
The court heard that the objectors had a number of problems with the premises which included public order, noise pollution, the smoking terrace and the number of people present on it at one time and the accumulation of people outside after the pub closed.
Some suggestions were made to the licencee from the objectors for ways of relieving the problems such as providing a taxi service in order to move the people as quick as possible.
Judge Murrough Connellan told the court that an orderly house includes not disturbing the peace and that the noise coming from inside the pub has to stop immediately.
On the basis that the licencee is looking at the objectors’ difficulties, he put the matter back to next Thursday, December 18, to see what has happened in the meantime.
He allowed the special exemptions order for this weekend with a closing time of 2.15 a.m.
The Woodlands Lodge in Greystones.