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Popular Preston pub to close after ‘constant noise complaints’ from new apartments across the street

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The owner of a pub in Preston said he made the tough decision to shut down citing “constant noise complaints” that “sucked the motivation and excitement” out of the management of the place.

Andy MacDonald posted his decision on Facebook, saying that after residents moved into a new apartment building across from his establishment, the Wellington Inn, on Glover’s Court, the complaints made life stressful for him. and his team.

Andy, who also owns Ships and Giggles on Fylde Road, also shared an image of a notice he said was served on him by the council.

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It was showing various instances of noise complaints, as well as warning letters and meetings with the Wellington Inn to discuss noise, specifically the “outdoor entertainment noise problem”.

On Facebook, owner Andy MacDonald wrote: “After several complaints about noise from the new apartment across from the Wellington Inn, we decided the best option was to call it a day. My team has had several meetings with the board and when they put the ban notice on the table after constant noise complaints saying they will serve it if it continues … well we thought that it was better to call it a day first.



Andy Macdonald says the complaints caused a lot of stress for him and his staff

“The pub served us well and kept us well occupied during the crazy times … but the pressure it was putting on me and my team just sucked in all the motivation and excitement that came with this great pub.

“I would like to say that the events we organized (including football) were great … and they always ended at 11 p.m. … The lush downtown apartment across from a lively bar is not good for them, so we lost this battle (ironically, my team and I probably had more sleepless nights than they did).

“Many thanks to the team involved. Hold your head up… you guys we’re awesome. But unfortunately this story was never going to end well.

“Good luck to the next person who takes care of it. Keep it quiet … literally.”

Andy claims the original complaint came from a resident of new apartments across the road at Buckingham House.

In May, the first residents moved into the £ 5million Buckingham House, directly opposite the Glover’s Court pub, paying rent of £ 1,500 per month, following the conversion of the former Browns Bar and nightclub. Truth.

“The pub has been around for a long time so I don’t understand why they would choose to move into an apartment a few yards from a pub and then complain about it,” he added.

Earlier this year Andy said, “Apparently there was a complaint about karaoke and people singing too, but we don’t even have karaoke. We have music, not too loud, in the beer garden, but we still abide by our licensing conditions. . “

But although he said he had a “good relationship” with the council, Andy made the decision to close the pub, before a “blackout notice was served.”

The board has yet to comment.

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