Pub slams 'ridiculous Grinch w*****' over Christmas noise complaints

By Daniel Woolfson

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The Oxford: pub took to twitter to mock "ridiculous Grinch" (Photo via FaceBook)
The Oxford: pub took to twitter to mock "ridiculous Grinch" (Photo via FaceBook)

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A pub took to social media with a witty tirade after a neighbour complained to the council about noise from its community Christmas market.

The Oxford, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, poked fun at a “ridiculous Grinch w*****” who submitted a noise complaint to the local authority about a brass band playing at its community Christmas market at 5pm on a Sunday.

The pub tweeted: “I’d like to extend my heartfelt thanks to our fabulous neighbour who has submitted a complaint to the council about the noise from the brass band at our Christmas market last weekend.”

'Great idea for the community'

It continued: “I’d really like to thank you for wasting the time of the two lovely ladies from the council who had to come and relay your complaint in person, both of whom agreed our markets were a great idea for the community and, undoubtedly, a family-focused event.

“We understand the noise of a brass band playing Christmas carols in December, at five in the afternoon on a Sunday really is the worst sound you could have to endure for 40 minutes.

“We’re particularly happy though that you also chose to contact the council rather than just nipping into the pub, because your green fur and evil grin would probably put people off their food, you ridiculous Grinch w*****.

“Next year, we won’t bother with a brass band. We’ll book Slayer.”


Earlier this week (5 December) The Morning Advertiser ​(MA​) reported that the Winning Post, Sutton, Surrey, had won a three-year legal battle​ after having a noise abatement notice issued against it back in 2013.

Licensee Seamus Herward’s lawyer Robert Sutherland said local authorities were relying too much on opinion rather than calibrated noise measurements when pursuing noise complaints.

He said: “Although the law allows the local authority to bring prosecutions without scientific data, that evidence has to be reliable.

“If it isn’t, local authorities cannot simply say they don’t need accurate data and expect the courts to convict individuals.”

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