The Wight Rock Bar in Ryde. Picture by Peter Boam.
LIVE bands and DJs can continue performing at Ryde's Wight Rock bar, but with new restrictions, an Isle of Wight Council licensing committee decided today (Thursday).
The licensing review was held after complaints from nearby residents about noise from the Lind Street bar.
The regulatory committee today amended the premises license, held by bar owners Shaun and Deborah Newnham, to say noise from live music nights must be contained within the building, or be only 'barely audible' to neighbours.
The committee said a formal sound check with the council's assistance must be carried out to assess the noise from the venue during live music and a log book of complaints must be kept on the premises with details of any complaints and the action taken to resolve it.
The new licence restrictions will come into effect after 21 days, if no appeal has been lodged.
Supporters of the bar launched a campaign ahead of the hearing, fearing it could be forced to close.