Council lowers volume of noisemakers

A public house in Mitcham has been prosecuted for making too much noise and causing a nuisance to local residents.

The Burn Bullock Public House, Mitcham, was ordered to pay over £4000 by Wimbledon Magistrates Court last month after being found guilty of breaching a noise abatement notice from the council’s environmental health service last year. Over 20 complaints were received about the premises.

Merton Council cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration, Councillor Andrew Judge said: “We always want businesses to respect their neighbours particularly when based in a residential area. Our environmental health officers do their best to ensure that noise levels don’t cause a disturbance and that the pubs operate within the law.”