Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

10/03/09 VICTORY FOR RESIDENTS AND MP ROSIE IN STAND AGAINST ANT

Rosie Cooper is delighted that residents in Liverpool Road will now get some peace from the noise, nuisance and vandalism associated with the Knowl Brow public House.

After many weeks of taking up complaints with West Lancs District council and the police, Rosie decided that enough was enough and she spoke directly to Lynne D'Arcy, Joint Managing Director of Admiral Taverns who were unaware that there were problems with their pub!

Lynne D'Arcy assured Rosie that Admiral Taverns would investigate and take action if resident’s complaints were upheld. Rosie is pleased that following a meeting between the Brewery and Lancashire Constabulary, steps are finally being taken to address these problems.

Admiral Taverns have given their tenant 28 days notice to quit her management of the Knowl Brow Public House and have also agreed to submit a licence variation application with direction from the Police and Council’s Licensing Officers to reduce opening hours, with last orders at 12 midnight during weekends, improve noise control, provision of CCTV, and improved staff training to address the issue of underage sales.

MP Rosie has also received assurances that the situation remains under close review and if Admiral Taverns do not take the required voluntary action, the Police will formally seek a review of the premises license.

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper said:

"I expect my constituents to be able to feel the benefits of these licensing changes over the coming weeks and finally feel safe in their homes and neighbourhood once again."

“What was a quiet residential area had become a centre for anti-social behaviour. Often in the early hours of the morning, residents were disturbed by foul and abusive language, bottles being smashed leaving broken glass and bottles in the street, people urinating and vomiting outside their homes and in their gardens."

“It is absolutely unacceptable that local residents should have had to put up with this level of nuisance behaviour and disturbance every weekend."

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