‘We could’ve done without the hassle’

Erica Hemsley and Paul Baldwin with their decibel meter at the Fairway Hotel.
Erica Hemsley and Paul Baldwin with their decibel meter at the Fairway Hotel.
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A hotel manager has today spoken of his relief after the council decided to take no action over a noise complaint against his business.

The Fairway Hotel in Hull Road went before the council’s licencing committee after a complaint was made about noisy music at night.

However, a hearing before the committee found there was not a problem and no action was taken against the hotel.

Paul Baldwin, manager at the 18 bedroom family hotel, said he was pleased with the decision – and it would now be business as usual.

He said: “There was a single complaint about noise from our karaoke and even if there is a single complaint, the licensing committee is obliged to investigate.

“They decided there was no reason to take action or suspend our licence which is great.

“They said after weighing up the evidence and facts, there was not enough reason for them to change anything in our licence.”

He added: “It has been an ongoing thing but this started on March 12.”

The hotel has been catering for couples and families for the past 10 years.

It has en-suite rooms, a dining room, pool room and lounge bar. It has a live music licence but only plays background music and has a karaoke night.

He said: “We have had great support form many of the other hotels on the street which helped with the hearing.”

The council said no action was taken against the hotel following the hearing.

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