THE OWNERS of a town centre bar have been ordered to keep its music to a level which is barely audible outside the premises.
Bar Moda in Queens Road had attracted 20 complaints for alleged noise distrubance in the last 12 months.
Councillors sitting on the borough’s sub-licensing committee last Thursday were asked to consider a report by principal environmental health officer David Steeds.
After reviewing the report, the committee adreed to modify the conditions of the licence to the following points: Live music and recorded music to be background only and to be no more than barely audible outside the confines of the building. Noise from live music shall be no more than barely audible outside the confines of the building as perceived by an authorised officer of Hastings Borough Council. Noise from all mechanical or electrical equipment shall not be audible as perceived by an authorised officer outside the confines of the building. After 9pm all doors and windows to remain closed. There will be no outside seating after 11pm and a tamper-proof noise limiting device shall be installed and maintained. All amplified equipment used at the premises must be connected through the noise limiter. The committee noted licensees Richard and Katy Martin worked with officers to address the noise issues and the extensive work carried out to uphold the licensing objective of public nuisance and the resulting reduction in noise complaints.