DRINKERS could be banned from a pub beer garden after 8pm after neighbours complained about noise.
Bury licensing panel will meet at the town hall to decide if it will take action against the Rose and Crown Pub in Cockey Moor Road, Bury.
Under licensing conditions, the pub must close its beer garden at 10pm daily as it backs on to a housing area in Lowercroft Road.
Also, no drinks can be taken into the smoking area after 10pm.
However, 10 complaints about noise have been made to the council since July, 2009.
According to a council report, one neighbour said he recently phoned a pub representative on a Saturday night to get the music turned down and that swearing and ball games continued in the beer garden.
On June 19, when England played Uruguay in the World Cup, the neighbour said he experienced noise issues in relation to parking, car horns, swearing and chanting.
The report says: “These complaints refer to noise emanating from either the beer garden or the outside smoking shelter. The majority have been received from the same complainant. However, the most recent complaint is from another local resident.”
She complained that, on two weekends in May, customers used the beer garden until 11pm.
The noise was so bad, she said, she had to move her two-year-old son to a different bedroom. Three people in total have complained to the council.
According to the report, one said they had “experienced noise and abusive and drunken behaviour issues until 2am to 3am”.
They added: “Bottles and glasses have been thrown into the resident’s garden and all over the pub car park.”
The council sent warning letters to the pub in 2011 and 2013, and town hall staff visited last November and this March to remind them of licensing conditions. The report added: “In view of this and the licence holder’s clear inability to control noise nuisance emanating from the beer garden, the panel is requested to consider requiring the beer garden to be closed by no later than 8pm daily.”
The licensing hearing takes place at 2pm on Tuesday, August 5.
A Greene King spokesperson said: “As a responsible retailer, we work hard to provide a safe and comfortable environment for our customers as well as local residents. We are working with the team at the pub on a way forward that takes the concerns of our neighbours into account..”