Earlsdon Cottage has its hours cut after noise complaints

By Matthew Bates Thursday 20 December 2012 Updated: 20/12 12:35

A CITY bar has had its opening hours cut after complaints over noise.

Earlsdon Cottage had seen it able to play live music until 2.30am and recorded music until 6am.

But after a review city councillors voted to slash that by a number of hours.

Sales of alcohol and entertainment will now cease at 11.30pm between Sundays and Thursdays, with the venue closing 30 minutes later.

The hearing ruled Fridays and Saturdays should see alcohol sales and entertainment stop at 1am.

It was also ordered to remove outside speakers and axe all entertainment in the beer garden.

And bosses must install noise limiting devices before any music can be played.

We revealed in September how the venue was under pressure after residents in Earlsdon Street had become fed up at licencing rules being flouted. Locals also raised concerns over anti-social behaviour.

Rachel Field, council environmental protection manager, welcomed the decision.

"This has been a long standing issue that has blighted the lives of nearby residents.

"We always try and work with the licensees to solve any problems but if that does not work, we will take enforcement action as in this case."

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