Three Tuns pub in Slough retains license despite noise fears
A SLOUGH pub criticized for being “noisy” has retained its alcohol and music license despite calls from residents.
Advisors to the licensing subcommittee met on Wednesday, September 29 and allowed The Three Tuns pub on 124 Bath Road to retain its license – but with conditions to offset some of the noise complaints made by Aamar Rajpoot, who lives park next to his car.
Mr Rajpoot has filed a number of noise complaints with Slough City Council and requested that his license be revoked or changed after being maintained at night by running engines, antisocial behavior and loud noises coming from the house. both premises and parking for years.
He also claimed to have seen drugs and urinating in public in the pub parking lot and felt the bass vibrations shake his room.
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Following his complaint, the council’s resilience and enforcement team investigated the Three Tuns ad; and the premises were slapped with community protection notices after owners were repeatedly urged to take action to secure the parking lot.
Mr Rajpoot showed two videos filmed both outside the pub and his property, which he moved in 2018, of loud noises. Mr Rajpoot, who has lived in the area since 1994, also claimed to have 344 videos of disturbances coming from the premises.
Speaking at the meeting, Mr Rajpoot said: “It took me a long time to compile this. It was very painful and very embarrassing for me as a person, for my well-being.
“It affected my sleep, my job, my personal life, my social life. I don’t have the energy to see my friends and family. So this has been a very difficult and problematic issue over the years. ”
The marquee and the parking lot of the pub
He also said the situation “got worse” when pub owners built a brand, hosting late night DJ sets. He also criticized the advice’s enforcement team for taking too long to act.
Other residents, including the Cllr Waqas Sabah neighborhood, supported Mr. Rajpoot’s claims about harmful noise.
Mr Rajpoot said he tried to talk to the owners about the noise, but said he was told ‘you live next to a pub. What are you waiting for? ”
However, the agent of George Bhambra, supervisor of the designated premises of the pub, refuted Mr Rajpoot’s comments and blamed him for being “false” and “unfair”.
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Mr. Bhambra’s agent denied taking drugs on the premises and there is “no evidence” of crime and disorder.
He said: “Most of the noise and music comes from the cars. We accept that there have been times when there has been noise. We never said we don’t accept it. We tried to put the context on it. We tried to grab nettle when these issues were brought to our attention. ”
The agent said he never had any complaints about the noise and that Mr Rajpoot, who refused to speak to the owners, never reported his problems to Mr Bhambra. He also said the neighbor was the only resident to officially complain to council about the pub.
Slough Borough Council
While an investigation was undertaken by the council, they found that the noise levels were not a statutory nuisance. However, it has been disputed whether the rainy weather played a role in this on the night of the readings.
Mr Bhambra’s agent also said the parking lot had gates in place and was locked at night. They had a few incidents of rowdy behavior in the parking lot but were moved.
As a dispute arose whether the music from the marquee caused a disturbance, the plaintiff was happy to ban recorded and live music from this area.
Cllrs eventually allowed the pub to operate as is, but added conditions to secure the parking lot half an hour before closing time at 6 a.m. and to ensure that the video surveillance is of sufficient quality to identify the license plates.