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1900 - 1906 John William Millard
1906 - 1908 Samuel Jones
1908 - 1911 James Langford
1911 - 1913 Frederick Richards
1913 - 1917 Thomas Ward
1917 - 1929 James Langford
1929 - 1932 Edwin Alfred Holden
1932 - 1933 Isabel Phillips
1933 - 1938 Edwin Alfred Holden
1938 - 1977 Blanche Elizabeth Davis
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"There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much
happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.”
“A pub will be forced to shut for three months after residents complained
of a spate of late night discos, loud music and customers drinking outside its
Residents have called in police and council enforcement officers numerous times
in the past two years to the Painters’ Arms pub, in Coseley. Pamela Lawrence,
who has lived nearby for 10 years, compiled a diary of the disturbances saying
she had “felt like a prisoner in her own home.”
“I have been worried at the beginning of the week about what could be going on
at the pub the following weekend,” she said. “It is an unpleasant position and
situation to have been put in.”
Around 27 complaints were made by families living near the pub, in Avenue Road.
These concerns centred on music being heard playing past its 11pm curfew and
people drinking alcohol outside its front entrance. Residents and Dudley Council
also alleged discos encouraging dancing and karaoke nights had been held
breaching its recorded music-only licence.
Dudley Council’s licensing committee agreed to suspend the premise's licence for
three months yesterday.
Committee chairman Councillor Julian Ryder ordered landlord Graham Watkins to
comply with a series of conditions. He will have to fit a noise limiter to the
pub’s jukebox stopping it exceeding decibel limits and improve sound-proofing to
windows including a number of skylights.
Councillor Ryder said residents had “valid complaints” about noise levels and
Speaking at the meeting, Dudley Council officer Dolores Nellany claimed the pub
had not heeded numerous warning letters and visitors by police.
Mr Watkins claims problems have been caused since smoking was banned. He said:
“We are constantly telling people to come back in and not take their drinks out
to the front when they go outside to smoke.” His solicitor said he disputed some
of the incidents in Mrs Lawrence’s diary.”
Forced to Shut Over Noise Complaints"
by Andrew Turton in Express and
August 11th 2011