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The Shambles 2-in-a-bar (UK) the Times today (30) RE: 2-in-a-bar (UK) the Times today 09 Feb 07

Richard - you signing this petition or not is a matter for you to decide and I fear that this will not make much of difference either way.

But as you have publicly stated your reasons for why you will not sign it and this may influence others - it is surely not too much to expect you to provide some supporting details and answer any questions about what exactly you do propose and why?

I remember most of the problems being presented to the Cove's application for the old PEL was because of a local objection to 'the playing of loud rock music'.

Presumably loud classical music would have been judged to have been acceptable. But this objection (based on persoanal taste) resulted in measures that threatened all forms of music including the regular Morris dancing.

Your objection is a similar one - making as it does the subjective assessment of what some others would consider to be pleasurable entertainment - to be noise.

Few would judge loud industrial noise or motorway traffic noise to be pleasuable entertainment - but there is no accounting for taste. And in legislation and regulation - there should not be.   

Noise levels are measurable - and must be dealt with equally - whatever its source and no matter what prejudice is shown against what some would describe as noise emanating from certain sources.

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