A bar in Ruislip has been slapped with costs of more than £14,000 after failing to resolve noise complaints.
Kho Kho bar and restaurant have been ordered to pay the costs after failing to overturn Hillingdon Council’s decision to reduce the hours for regulated entertainment on their premises license.
In January 2022, the council’s Licensing Sub-Committee reduced the regulated entertainment hours to end at 11pm following noise complaints dating back to summer 2019.
The council then applied for costs and was awarded costs in full by the court, totalling £14,357.50.
The council’s anti-social behaviour team had investigated the premises on several occasions following complaints of loud noise late into the evenings. This began with a noisy extractor fan in June 2019, then residents raised alarms when an organised fireworks display was held in a narrow space next to the bar in November 2021.
Despite telling the council they would keep the noise down, the issues continued and resulted in the Licensing Sub-Committee taking appropriate action.
Councillor Eddie Lavery, Hillingdon Council’s cabinet member for residents’ services, said: “This is a brilliant result reflecting the hard work of our anti-social behaviour team and which upholds the council’s original decision to reduce the hours of this licence.
“We support all local businesses, but where they cease to have a positive effect in local communities we will always step in and stand up for residents.”
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