‘Everyone against’ pub’s plans to play live music later in the evening

Residents have voiced their concerns over a pub’s plan to play music in a marquee outside in its beer garden.

The Star Inn, located in Middle Street in Beeston, wants to extend the hours it can play live and amplified music outside until 10pm.

Its authorised time it can currently play music is until 9pm and it wants to be able to do this an hour later.

The Star Inn’s plans are recommended for approval when they come before Broxtowe Borough Council’s Planning Committee on Wednesday, October 6.

A report to the council states: “The current premises licence allows for the hours to be from 12 noon to 10pm and it is the applicant’s view that allowing the additional hour would be both consistent with the hours imposed on the premises licence, would contribute to the vitality of the night-time economy, and that the use would be controlled by other conditions and restrictions contained in the decision notice.”

People who live nearby say they are worried about it being too noisy late at night and that the music can be quite loud for the pub’s neighbours.

One local resident, who wants to remain anonymous, said: “We’re all against it here, everyone was against it.

“We are all old age pensioners for a start, bungalows all the way up and there’s people with kids further down and then they start the noise it comes down the back where all the bedrooms are.

“You can’t hear yourself think.

“The only support he had were the people in there, who drink in there.

“We don’t want it Saturday night, Friday and Saturday. At the end of the day noise is noise but I think it’s anti-social.”

Graham Boot, 72, who is retired from the railway industry and a nearby resident, said: “I think it does cause disturbance to the people who live closer to it.

“Particularly in the alleyway where it goes through to Station Road.

“I can’t really hear it, I’m quite boxed in.

“I’ve been in the pub, yes it’s a nice environment.”

Another resident told Nottinghamshire Live: “It’s too late and too loud.

“Sometimes I question their license actually, sometimes it effectively plays as if it’s playing outdoors especially in summer.

“It is mostly weekends, Friday and Saturday. The bass sound, everything comes across, you can hear it loudly.

“Particularly before lockdown they would play until sometimes gone midnight and effectively speaking they’re playing it outside and you’ve got the throb of the bass.”

The Star Inn was approached for comment.