The owner of a country hotel near Sleaford has kept his premises licences with added restrictions after a review of its premises licence due to alleged noise nuisance.
Neighbours Stuart and Sandra Anderson, of Main Street, Ewerby, had called for the review by North Kesteven’s Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committee as they said the licence holder of the Finch Hatton Arms was disturbing residents with loud music from functions.
Three years ago the Andersons and others complained to NKDC about noise from the hotel and it was agreed that further limiting conditions to the licence would be put in place.
But another event in August this year prompted the latest review.
The commitee met last Thursday to investigate the claims and decided to opt for tighter conditions on the licence requiring a sound limiter to be fitted on any amplified sound equipment within 28 days. The device would have to be in a locked cabinet and professionally fitted and set at an appropriate level to the approval of an NKDC officer. The keys would remain with the licence holder and no alterations could be made without consent of the council.
The sub-committee considered the conditions imposed to be necessary for the prevention of public nuisance while trying to ensure an agreement from both parties going forward.