We all love to play bingo at our local bingo halls, but have you ever stopped to think of the impact the venue (or other players) could have on the surrounding area? My local bingo hall is right in the heart of a small town and there are houses surrounding the car park with big signs ‘respect the neighbours’ and ‘Please keep the noise down,’ which is understandable, but for one hall in Liverpool, the neighbours are kicking up a fuss.
Mecca at East Prescot Road (Liverpool) has applied to the council for extended opening hours, which would see the venue close as late as 2am up to twelve times a year. Approval would mean the venue would close two-hours later than its current closing time of midnight and the owners have promised that if this does go ahead, CCTV would be installed to manage the events.
Naturally, not everyone is happy with the idea and some have even said that it would make the area even more difficult to live in. Noise is already a major factor, but residents are also reporting crimes and rubbish being dumped at the site. Speaking to the local media, one angry resident said:
“Our concerns are that we as residents are only just managing to maintain the area ourselves, any increased litter, noise pollution and anti-social behaviour would make it even more difficult to enjoy living here. Anti-social behaviour is already an issue in this area, and I fear this will only exacerbate (sic) the situation by facilitating later closing times.”
However, Merseyside Police have neither objected nor agreed to the proposed later opening times.
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