Late night plan for Club­house

Neigh­bours protest against noise

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Ian Proc­tor ian.proc­tor@trin­i­tymir­

NEIGH­BOURS are ob­ject­ing to plans from a sports bar to open un­til 3.30am at week­ends.

Pro­test­ers lob­bied and pe­ti­tioned Hilling­don Coun­cil’s li­cens­ing sub­com­mit­tee to re­ject the ap­pli­ca­tion from The Club­house, at Mid­dle­sex Sta­dium, in Break­s­pear Road, Ruis­lip, when it meets on Fri­day.

Peo­ple un­happy at the prospect have dubbed the pro­posal ‘a change of use from a foot­ball club to a night­club’.

Mil­dred Colleett wrote: “The pro­vi­sion of live/DJ mu­sic and an in­creased num­ber of per­sons us­ing the venue will def­i­nitely be a nui­sance to the neigh­bour­ing prop­er­ties.”

Another cou­ple, Ni­chola and Colin Birch, said in their let­ter: “Dur­ing and after an event at the club­house, we are un­able to have win­dows open due to ex­ces­sive noise from peo­ple leav­ing the venue, in­clud­ing drunken screech­ing, swear­ing and shout­ing. The fol­low­ing morn­ing we will find our drive­way full of lit­ter, take­away pack­ag­ing, empty drink con­tain­ers, cig­a­rette butts and, oc­ca­sion­ally, con­doms.”

Since April 2011, The Club­house has been able to carry on li­cens­able ac­tiv­i­ties un­til mid­night, with half an hour’s drink­ing up time.

Venue man­ager Harpreet Dhand, of Astro1 Ltd, has ap­plied for recorded mu­sic from 10am to mid­night Sun­day to Wed­nes­day and from 10am to 2am Thurs­day to Satur­day, live mu­sic 10am to mid­night Sun­day to Wed­nes­day and from 10am to 1am Thurs­day to Satur­day and the sale of al­co­hol from 10am to 1am Sun­day to Wed­nes­day and from 10am to 2am Thurs­day to Satur­day, and late night refreshment (for soft drinks) from 10am to 1am Sun­day to Thurs­day and from 11pm to 3.30am Fri­day and Satur­day.

He also asked for per­mis­sion to host ‘ adult en­ter­tain­ment’.

The Club­house is now op­er­ated as a pri­vate ven­ture but was once the mem­bers-only bar for Hilling­don Bor­ough FC, who still play their home games at the sta­dium.

In a cir­cu­lar to neigh­bours, Mr Dhand high­lighted the in­stal­la­tion of an am­pli­tude-limited sound sys­tem, the sub­mis­sion of a plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion to build a new porch to act as an ad­di­tional sound bar­rier, and the em­ploy­ment of two door su­per­vi­sors.

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