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The Shambles 2-in-a-bar (UK) the Times today (30) RE: 2-in-a-bar (UK) the Times today 10 Feb 07

Amplified music (recorded, broadcast, or otherwise) and other amplified sound (eg football on TV) needs regulating.

If you do not require these regulations to be burdomsome licensing ones - I can still see no good reason why you feel that you cannot support this petition as worded.

Which is where we came in.

I fear I cannot support the petition because it fails to recognise that electric music (live or recorded) can be a powerful source of disruption. What never needed regulating, and now needs deregulating, is unamplified music.

The New Star has just applied for a variation to enable live music (and indoor sports). If as I suspect - they will be first required to install a noise limiter etc - I fear due to the expense of - they will give up and the non-amplified session that took place there for many years and was then prevented under the old legislation will also be prevented under the new.

And this over a concern about possible noise that would not even be a concern for this activity and when it was taking place, was never the subject of a noise complaint.

This licensee has also been told by the local authority's officers that they need entertainment permission for all pub games.

Are these the sort of burdomsome licensing regulations you support?

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