Pub set for noise battle

Barmaid Simone Thompson outside the Eagle and Child which has been issued with a noise abatement order
Barmaid Simone Thompson outside the Eagle and Child which has been issued with a noise abatement order
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Bosses at a popular pub claim its ‘days are numbered’ following a series of noise complaints from a neighbour.

The Eagle and Child in High Street, Garstang, has been issued with a noise abatement order by Wyre Council after a year long dispute.

The notice warns the pub not to cause nuisance through noise - if it does bosses could face prosecution.

In recent months noise limiters have been put in the building and if the noise exceeds the limit set by the council it will cut it out, but despite the system being implemented, complaints have continued.

Neighbour Mrs Maggie Thomas declined to comment saying: ”Wyre Council is dealing with it.”

The pub is run by Town and County Inns and director Ross Wallis says he fears without entertainment on it will be the death of the pub.

He said: “We have had the noise abatement order for a month and turnover has dropped by 50 per cent.

“There has been no other complaints from any other neighbours. We are semi-detached so we do suffer that risk.”

The pub currently employs 20 members of staff.

The pub is planning to appeal the order and will make its case at Lancaster Magistrates on August 2.

Wyre Council said it was currently unable to comment.