Music fans back venue

By Richard Wright

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Music fans back venue

Wight Rock Bar. Devaux on stage, from left, Aaron Weeks with Luke Steen, Dan Watson and Ross Mabey. Picture by Robin Crossley.

CROWDS of music fans turned out to support an Isle of Wight venue at the weekend after fears were raised about its future.

Ryde’s Wight Rock Bar faces a licence review next month after neighbours of the Lind Street venue complained about noise.

On Saturday, music fans showed their support at a "Save the Rock" gig where they signed a petition prepared by Platform One students Gareth Ashworth and Emma Johnson.

Wight Rock licensee Shaun Newnham, who has said he is confident any noise problems could be resolved, said: "It really was a brilliant show of support — the sort of turnout we need to all our music events in these difficult times."

The licence review is due to take place on February 21.

For more on this story, please see the Isle of Wight County Press, Friday, February 1.



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by Jake Wallace

30th January 2013, at 10:51:40

Those house look a lot older than 20 years to me ...

Sometimes people rent the first place they can afford & i've done it & moved into some right bad places. Everything looks good & fine at first but then you get people gathering outside at all sorts of hours. Then a small bit fo noise creeps in then it just sort grows on you till you can't stand it anymore.

Thats the worst thing, thinking it was going to be alright .. then finding out you've moved into an episode of neghbours from hell .. although this time it's a pub with live music

Also is it the nighbours above or also the houses to the side that are effected by the noise.

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by Mark Hitchman

30th January 2013, at 08:12:34

Jake, you have to ask yourself, why buy a property above a music venue, one which has been one for nearly 20 years. It's absurd to move in, then complain about it.

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by Jake Wallace

29th January 2013, at 19:54:57

I don't know how they can justify having the place keep it's license after so many complaints & so many years of it as well .

Also what another gig would do to benfit this fact is beyond me.

Having to listen to someone else's racket is the most annoying & obnoxious thing to do.

So on one hand you have someone saying there trying to make a living for themselves & on the other you have the neighbours who having their every weekend made to feel like hell - i'm assuming it's only the weekend - but to have to put up with this is absurd.

No one else would put up with it at any other place, at any other time. So why this one place should have it any different is still beyond me.

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