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On 25 Mar 2016 at 9:07pm Lewes Resident wrote:
Can anyone explain why the Volly's terrace shuts at 9pm when it's on a busy road near a bus garage with no residential neighbours, but in the middle of a residential area the Elly's yard is open and frequently noisy when I pass by until at least 10.30pm?
On 25 Mar 2016 at 9:50pm Drinker wrote:
Maybe because it's directly below the windows of the flat which sits above the charity shop?
On 26 Mar 2016 at 10:05pm Lewes Resident wrote:
But there are houses just as close to the Elly as that.
On 27 Mar 2016 at 10:06am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Anyone bothered by the noise from evening drinkers in residential areas can easily avoid it. Just don't buy a house near a pub.
The terrace at the Elly can only hold about half a dozen people, so it can't be that bad.
On 27 Mar 2016 at 4:39pm Belladonna wrote:
All the pubs in Lewes are in residential areas. Most encourage customers to be considerate of residents as they leave and the outside areas are generally not warm enough to stay in late night. Maybe the Volly's late licence is a factor, or maybe they've had noise complaints and have had outdoor licence limited ?
On 27 Mar 2016 at 6:20pm huw wrote:
LDC did not put time restrictions on the use of gardens when the licensing laws were changed in 2005.
Closing times are, on the whole, down to the licensees discretion (we close ours at 11pm).
The Police and Council Licensing officers can request a change to a pub's license or can ask for a voluntary change in how the license is used.
I'm not sure what the reasons are behind the Volly closing their garden early (although I thought it was more that drinks weren't allowed outside after a certain time but people could be).
We do try to be as considerate as possible and I don't think the "you moved next to a pub" excuse is valid if the behaviour is beyond the pale.
Unfortunately it only takes one or two people to create offensive levels of noise and that can happen in the blink of an eye.
I'm normally the first person to call the pub to get them to check the garden out if I feel it's noisy when I'm not working and I think calling the pub at the time rather than waiting until the next day is the best way of dealing with it as it allows the publican to see if it is a repeat trouble maker and deal with them appropriately.
On 29 Mar 2016 at 4:20pm The Volunteer wrote:
Thought I'd just clear up a couple of things for you.
I don't know where the 9pm garden close has come from as we have never "closed" the garden at that time, we request that drinks are not to be taken out after 10.30pm which is an hour before our actual licence states.
The reason for this is that a couple of years ago we did have a noise compliant and to apease the resident we decided upon this.
Where is has been a while now people are used to it so that would be why we have decided to stick with it, it is also easier for us to monitor.
And typically yes there is always that one or two people that ruin it for everyone else.
So just to clarify we don't allow drinks out side from 10.30pm, but obviously that is where the smokers go.

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