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Pub refutes 'excessive' noise claims
3:10pm Friday 20th September 2013 in News
A PUB in Tyldesley has refuted complaints about ‘excessive noise’ during a charity night.
Gillian Charnock, landlady of the Home Ground pub in Tyldesley, has held several events to raise money for The Christie hospital and the latest one involved a live band.
As reported in last week’s Journal, Wigan Council said it was investigating a noise complaint, but Gillian says the event was well publicised beforehand and people who live nearby knew the event was taking place and were informed that music would go on later than usual.
She said: “I posted leaflets through everyone’s doors myself, not to mention I paid for it all out of my own pocket to raise as much as I could for the charity.
“Everyone has been affected by cancer, including myself, so I just wanted to give a little bit back with some live music and a raffle.”
The pub on the Shakerley estate also held a darts and dominoes night recently, which saw teams playing games until 5am.
Gillian said: “There was loud music but it stopped at the time it was supposed to. I had gone out of my way to let people know the event was happening and hoped because it was for a good cause no-one would mind.”
Gillian has raised nearly £200 for the charity but is worried that she will not be able to continue holding fundraisers.
She added that fairground rides linked to the pub come there once or twice a year to check the rides before moving on but they are never actually used on the site.
Prizes for a raffle were donated by local businesses and a balloon animal modeller also volunteered to help out at the event.
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