Late night plan for Clubhouse
Neighbours protest against noise
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.