THE landlord of a live music pub planning to extend its opening hours has moved to reassure neighbours there ‘won’t be a problem’ with noise.
The Three Tuns, in New Road, has made a formal application to extend opening hours until 2.30am and live music performance until 12.15am on Friday and Saturday nights.
New Road residents had notices of the application posted through their doors last week and many are worried they will be kept awake into the early hours.
But Paul Stockbridge, landlord of the Tuns, told the Advertiser the extended hours will only be used ‘occasionally’, mainly for private parties.
He said: “At the moment our entertainment has to finish at 11.15pm and, at a party, many people are just getting going at that time.
“Unlike elsewhere in town, we offer our facilities for free for private parties and many have made enquiries and gone elsewhere because they can put music on later.
“It certainly won’t be every weekend that we have live music on until 12.15am and punters in until 2.30am.
“We’ve been here for nine years and haven’t had a noise complaint and there really is nothing for our neighbours to worry about.
“We have young children living with us here, too, and they’ll be asleep upstairs while parties are going on.
“Punters tell me you can’t even hear the music in the smoking area, let alone across the road.”
New Road resident Sue Burge said: “It’s a heavily populated residential area with two old people’s homes within spitting distance.
“I am all for supporting local business but this is completely inappropriate for the area.”
Anyone wishing to make representations about the application must do so by Friday by writing to East Staffordshire Borough Council, The Maltsters, Wetmore Road, Burton upon Trent, DE14 1LS.