Council restricting the use of The Castle's smoking area after 9.30pm
Swindon Borough Council Licensing Department paid The Castle pub a visit on Friday 26th of September in response to several neighbours complaints regarding 1) Our Music 2) Voices/noise coming from the beer garden. The person from the Council stated that they themselves had sat in a person house and heard for themselves the 'conversations' that emerged from the garden and the 'word for word' songs from the band. As nobody from The Castle bore witness to this covert mission it stands to remain if in fact it was as loud as they say it was! The outcome of this event has led to the garden use being restricted to 'No beverages of any type to be consumed in the garden after 9.30pm at any given time' we feel that this is an unreasonable request which may lead to our community pub losing a lot of business and ultimately it's closure! This petition is to make the council take note and be aware that we are a local pub with lots of regular customers who enjoy sitting in the garden of an evening, and we should be allowed to use it as we see fit! Of course we will always respect our neighbours as we have always done, and we will do what we can to ensure the noise levels will be managed.