Social club bosses criticised councillors who issued leaflets warning residents the club will play loud music until the early hours.Were they unaware of the proposed changes, then?
Liberal Democrats from Colchester’s Castle ward delivered the notices to homes near Belle Vue Social Club, in Colne Bank Avenue.
Well, no, as the commenters point out, a list of these proposed changed was posted on the doors of the club…
The leaflets say if the application is allowed, music and noise from people leaving the premises would go on for longer.Well, you can’t trust those rowdy pensioners, I suppose…
Most members are in their seventies and use the venue for arts, bingo and cribbage.
Club secretary Sandra Knight said: “It makes us look as if we are a nightclub. We are a family club and, in the current climate, have to look at opportunities.”Don’t the LibDems know there’s a recession on?
Lib Dem copuncillor Henry Spyvee said the notices were distributed after a resident raised concerns.Just one? I guess he’s a fervent LibDem supporter, eh?
Hope that one makes up for the 400+ potential club member voters you’ve just riled up…
He said: “We haven’t had complaints about the club in the past. Now they have a smoking area, so people go outside more, something the club cannot avoid.
“Now, on top of that, they want to extend hours and people are saying they have put up with enough.’’Hang on, it was just one a minute ago. Now it’s ‘people’..? And as for the smoking forcing people ouyside, well, maybe you should think about challenging the smoking ban?
Comments are rather illuminating:
SoundSense says...Oh, dear. Poor LibDems… *chortle*
I am local to the Belle Vue Social Club. I have seen the leaflet on Castle Ward Liberal Democrats headed paper. The leaflet states that a full list of licence changes is posted on the doors of the club - so why didn't they read the list and get their facts right before publishing a document offering assistance by the Ward Councillors to block the application? If they'd checked they'd have seen there's no change to the hours music is permitted yet they state "The amplified music played, often coming from open windows, would go on longer". Firstly, there are no opening windows in the club (for security reasons) and secondly, the music will not go on longer!