04:10PM, Thursday 23 September 2021
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A 'noisy' Slough pub is to get its booze and music licence reviewed after residents had enough of being kept up at night from rowdy behaviour.
Owners of The Three Tuns pub on 124 Bath Road will make their licensing pleas to councillors on the licensing sub-committee on Wednesday, September 29, after an investigation was conducted into the noise levels coming from the premises.
Spirit Pub Company (Leased) Ltd, which operates the pub, wants to play live and recorded music indoors and sell booze on and off the premises seven days a week at varied hours in the late nights.
Slough Borough Council’s resilience and enforcement team conducted an investigation into The Three Tuns after neighbour Aamar Rajpoot submitted a noise complaint this year after dealing with multiple incidents of disruptions from the premises.
He called for the council to review the pub.
Mr Rajpoot previously submitted complaints from November 2018 where the pub owners were warned by the team to keep the noise down and were even issued a community protection warning letter.
The complaints related to its car park area and range from roaring engines, talking and singing, to antisocial behaviour such as fighting.
A meeting was held at the Slough Police Station in 2020 where the operators were told to get better lighting, more CCTV to cover more areas of the car park, and add a barrier.
However, complaints were still coming in about noise in the car park, triggering another meeting with Thames Valley Police in June 2021.
According to the police’s licensed premises incident report, a video was shown with loud music and noise at 2:46am in May 2021. A representative from the pub denied this was them, saying the pub was closed and the video was not filmed at the premises.
The council’s enforcement team stated they were 'disappointed' that 'nothing' was done to the car park since the September meeting.
Another community protection notice was served 'due to the lack of anything being done' to secure the car park.
A recent complaint from one resident stated: “This has been noticed since I’ve moved into the property in August but unfortunately isn’t getting any better and is affecting my sleeping and health due to that factor.”
Now the pub’s booze and music licence are in the hands of councillors on the sub-committee who will decide whether or not to allow the premises to keep their licence.