Make Some Noise: Kris Hopkins backs campaign

By Ellie Bothwell contact

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Kris Hopkins: 'Councils should be adopting a common-sense approach'
Kris Hopkins: 'Councils should be adopting a common-sense approach'
Community Pubs Minister Kris Hopkins has backed the Publican's Morning Advertiser’s Make Some Noise campaign and pledged to issue guidance for local authorities to help pubs in the plight they face.

The support marks a U-turn for Hopkins, who last month refused to say whether he would back the campaign as it concerns “another department’s policy”.

Hopkins said: “I am very happy for the Government to endorse the Make Some Noise campaign, and I can announce we will be issuing new guidance for local authorities to help address the issue.

“Councils should be adopting a common-sense approach that recognises the contribution of live music and long-standing community pubs, while ensuring that local amenity is protected.”

The campaign aims to unite the industry​ in calling for an agent-of-change principle to be adopted. This would mean people moving near to a pub would be responsible for soundproofing their homes.

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