The family’s plan to hold a christening party until 5 a.m. is considered by the council


Council officials say the rally, which is due to take place in Leeds, should be halted over noise concerns.

The venue, Premier Banqueting Suite at Burmantofts, was given a reduction notice by the council last month, following a series of noise complaints. This means that he must take measures to limit noise in the future.

Companies that do not comply with such a notice risk being prosecuted and fined.

Premier Banquet Suite at Burmantofts

A licensing hearing next Wednesday will decide whether or not the party, scheduled for mid-October, can go ahead as planned.

A council application form, which appears to have been written by a family member, read, “Hello. I want to celebrate the baptism of my son and I would like to have a permit from you until after 12 o’clock in the evening. The local (authority) told us that we could only be there until noon. I ask your permission to celebrate until 5 or 6 in the morning if possible. Thanks a lot.”

Later in the application form, 5 a.m. was clarified as the cut-off time the family is looking for.

Elizabeth Hebbert, from the council’s environmental team, said: “Previous events at the Premier Banqueting Suite have resulted in multiple complaints about noise from guests leaving the premises in the early hours. Due to the likelihood of noise disturbance issues, a reduction notice was served at the Premier Banqueting Suite on July 27.

The officers’ letter said they were concerned the christening party could cause disruption, “based on the history of noise issues from late-night events held at the premises, proximity to nearby residences and the ‘late event end time.’


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