Hoteliers hit out at Randy Ron party

David and Craig Dunn of Hotel Babylon complaining about noise levels from North Pier
David and Craig Dunn of Hotel Babylon complaining about noise levels from North Pier
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HOTELIERS today slammed the “shocking” noise coming from an all-night party on North Pier.

The famouse boardwalk was packed with revellers celebrating their A-Level results on Thursday night at an event put on by club promoters Randy Ron.

But the shindig caused a sleepless night for many, with reports music from the pier could be heard at 5am in places as far afield as Carleton and Cleveleys, four miles away.

David Dunn, of Hotel Babylon, in Banks Street, said: “It was absolutely shocking. It’s summer, it’s warm, and people want to sleep with their windows open.

“It just got louder and louder, there has to be a cut off point surely.”

Martin Nicol heard the noise a mile away at the Queensgate Hotel, on the Promenade.

He said: “It would be horrendous if you were nearer, the bass was really loud.

“People still think of Blackpool as being tacky and loud, but for businesses like us trying to attract a different clientele this is definitely the sort of thing we don’t need.”

However, Stephen Ramshaw, of the Hatton Hotel, in Banks Street, said those complaining needed to “balance” their needs against the need for entertainment in the resort.

He added: “Quite a lot of people enjoy that atmosphere.

“Those kids were celebrating their A-Levels, it’s just one night a year.”

Chart-topping dance act Rudimental played at the party as well as Blackpool-born Radio 1 DJ, and Randy Ron co-founder, Danny Howard.

Alex Huckerby, from Randy Ron, said: “While we are pleased the event was a success and enjoyed by all who attended, we are concerned if others were inconvenienced and we would like to apologise to anyone who was disturbed by music.”

North Pier had a licence to play music until 5am on the condition noise was inaudible to “the nearest sensitive properties”.

Blackpool Council said it would be speaking to the management at the pier to ensure it adhered to the licence’s conditions.

Coun Ivan Taylor added: “We’ve received a number of complaints today.

“We are aware this was a one-off event but it’s obviously disturbed visitors to Blackpool and local residents which isn’t acceptable.

A spokesman for North Pier said: “We were surprised to hear there were complaints made about Thursday evening’s event.

“We have all learned a valuable lesson.”