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The Nightingale club in Hurst Street is having a review of its licence (see here).

For 'noise nuisance'.

Brought about by Crosby Homes, according to the Evening Mail. That's right, the property developers responsible for some of the nearby 'luxury apartments' (why can't anyone just live in a flat anymore?).

WHY THE FUCK do they think they have the right to build NEAR AN ESTABLISHED MUSIC VENUE then complain about the noise? Imagine if the lot near Eddie's had campaigned for it to be closed down due to 'noise nuisance'? (assuming they didn't burn it down in the first place ;-)). And as for the homeowners, well if you're stupid enough to buy a property near established nightlife then be surprised by the noise, you don't get any sympathy from me.

The Council should've told Crosby to fuck off. Other whingeing twats already got the Fiddle and Bone closed down, and apparently people who've just bought flats in Digbeth are complaining about the noise there (This site puts it well: http://www.thestirrer.co.uk/1306072.html).

WHAT DO THEY EXPECT IF THEY BUY CITY CENTRE PROPERTIES?!? GENTLE BREEZES AND THE SOFT CHIRPS OF GRASSHOPPERS???

I'd hate to live near somewhere as noisy as a nightclub, which is why I don't live near any nightclub.

As you can see, I'm not impressed about this (/massive understatement). Such complainers should be told they should have done their research before buying and then ignored. And developers should be encouraged to build away from the nightlife if they see it as such a problem. Fucking idiots.

Date: 2007-09-28 03:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] missymodee.livejournal.com
I bloodywell agree! (with you that is!) Xx

Date: 2007-09-28 04:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] etoile-violet.livejournal.com
We should do something, but I don't know what, short of ranting on LJ ;-)

Date: 2007-09-28 03:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vientral.livejournal.com
I bloody well agree as well!
That was very well put. Fucking idiots.

Date: 2007-09-28 04:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] etoile-violet.livejournal.com
Could you kill these people instead of those on your Creative Writing course? Only I didn't say that.

Date: 2007-09-28 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] threepymeepy.livejournal.com
Crime and disorder? And they can tell that this alleged crime and disorder originates from any one specific venue how exactly?

I don't think they should really be given any sympathy here; as you say, they knew where they were moving to when they moved there.
There's certainly a market for people living near to the nightlife, but for people who enjoy the nightlife so much themselves that they want to live that close to it.

This is like moving next door to a railway line and then trying to campaign to get it shut down because it's disturbing you.

Date: 2007-09-28 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] etoile-violet.livejournal.com
This is like moving next door to a railway line and then trying to campaign to get it shut down because it's disturbing you.

Exactly - excellent analogy! You can imagine where that'd get you - you'd be laughed out of the Environmental Health Office.

Date: 2007-09-28 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] threepymeepy.livejournal.com
The cynic in me thinks that the housing company has instigated this action in order to one day secure access to the vacant land that it hopes to create should it be successful.

Date: 2007-09-28 05:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] threepymeepy.livejournal.com
I think that analogy, with a couple of others, might be worth a letter to the 'what do you think?' section of the Birmingham Mail.

Date: 2007-09-28 06:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] etoile-violet.livejournal.com
You know, I was thinking the same thing :-)

Date: 2007-09-28 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emma-emily.livejournal.com
I absolutley agree with you on this and it makes me VERY, VERY ANGRY!!!!! If you decide to do some positive action, let me know!!

Date: 2007-10-01 11:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] etoile-violet.livejournal.com
I'd love to do something but short of a couple of letters to the papers I don't really know what. I want this to be made as public as possible as it affects so many people, even if they think it doesn't (their favourite bar could be next).

Do you have any ideas as to what positive action to take?

Date: 2007-10-01 11:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emma-emily.livejournal.com
I dont really - i was hoping you would! I shall wrote some letters too i think. I was with some friends on Saturday night who have an appartment in Southside and we were talking about this - they do not agree with whats happening either and they say a lot of residents feel the same.

Date: 2007-10-01 12:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] etoile-violet.livejournal.com
Hmm - could that be a start? Maybe the residents who feel the same as your friends could do a 'not in my name'-type thing? I mean, if they don't do anything they'll be lumped in with the complainers simply because they live there, which won't be fun - and on a more practical level, if they write to the same council department (Environmental Health?) giving an opposing view to the whingers, I reckon that would do a load of good. After all, they too are directly affected residents so their opinions might count for more than ours.

I also think it'd be good if Midlands Today did a thing on it, if they haven't already. Maybe we could contact the newsdesk or something.

Were you at Audrey's party btw? I think I saw Dan but didn't get the chance to actually speak to him or ask if you were there.

Date: 2007-10-01 01:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emma-emily.livejournal.com
Those are good ideas - i will tell them!

No i wasnt at the party - id been in London all day and was tired as well as having a cold so was feeling a bit crappy so sent Dan on his own!

Date: 2007-10-01 11:13 am (UTC)

Date: 2007-09-29 10:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elric666.livejournal.com
Presumably these are the same type of property developers whom may/may not have given council members bundles of cash in brown paper bags in order to get planning approved for said expensive city centre housing when it neither required by the housing market or affordable?

Dodgey methinks :S

Date: 2007-10-01 11:13 am (UTC)

Date: 2007-10-01 11:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toxicpixie.livejournal.com
They did complain bitterly about Edwards on several occasions, but were told to sod off, basically.

Agreed 100% :)

Nathan, the Toxic Pixie

Date: 2007-10-01 12:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] etoile-violet.livejournal.com
And so they jolly well should have been.

I wonder why this lot haven't been told to sod off? Ooh, it makes me so mad.

Date: 2007-10-01 12:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toxicpixie.livejournal.com
Well, Eddies burnt down so they may well be running scared of losing more buildings totally! Although I don't know if the council owns the Nightingale & leases it to Paul, as they did with Eddies & the Furells.

I find it ridiculous that people get a city centre flat, in the heart of the ents quarter, and then complain. It's... boggling!

Nathan, the Toxic Pixie

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