Owners of Woodlands Lodge agree to look into residents’ objections
THE OWNERS of the Woodlands Lodge in Greystones have undertaken to address objections made by some residents in the area of the pub.
The matter came before Judge Murrough Connellan last Thursday at Bray District Court to see if any agreement had been reached. Backus Taverns previously lodged a licence renewal for the Woodlands Lodge.
Two objectors have had a number of a problems with the premises, including public order, noise pollution, the smoking terrace and the number of people present on it at one time, as well as the accumulation of people outside after the pub closed.
Objectors suggested a number of resolutions, including the provision of a taxi service to move people away from the area as quickly as possible.
Judge Connellan told parties that if matters could not be resolved on Thursday he would hear the case on January 8 without granting a special exemption until that date.
The court heard that there were just two items on which agreement had yet to be reached, namely CCTV and the downstairs part of the bar being open during extensions.
Discussions took place between the parties and a number of undertakings were handed in to the court. A special exemptions order is in place.
On a previous date, Judge Connellan said that an orderly house includes not disturbing the peace and that the noise coming from inside the pub has to stop immediately.
The matter will come before the Judge again on January 8 to see what has happened in the meantime.
The Woodlands Lodge pub.