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Although The Live Music Act 2012 has made it easier to put on live music, even established live music venues are in constant danger of being closed down due to what we call the Single Complaint, where a resident moves near to an established live music pub, club or bar and makes a noise complaint. Councils tend to favour the position of residents and will often act to remove or limit the venue's live music provision as a result of the complaint. Sometimes a resident will start a petition and stir up resentment against the venue.
Now Mildenhall (Motor Racing) Stadium in Suffolk has suffered a similar problem and management, RDC Promotions, is taking action to defend their interests and the interests of other entertainment venues through High Court action and an Epetition (see address below).
The Epetition csays, "We call upon Parliament to change the law of ‘coming to a nuisance' to protect established activities with planning permission and local support, and to put on a person arriving into the area full responsibility for accepting that this is part of the character of the area.".
Please sign the petition and pass on the word. You can read RDC's statement on the following webpage,
The "Agent Of Change Principle" is a new campaign designed to protect established live music venues from noise complaints raised by new residents moving in near to the venue.
You can support the campaign and add your signature to their petition at,
The Live Music Forum has long campaigned for action on problems caused by this kind of 'single complaint and we welcome and support "The Agent Of Change Principle".