The landlords of a pub hoping to host a 'freshers' music event in Penryn later this month will go before Cornwall Council tomorrow to plead their case after after Environmental Health lodged an objection.

It would be the second drum and bass event at The Kings Arms in Penryn, aimed at new university students, after landlords Nate Foster and Brooks Mills hosted their first in August.

Nate has now applied to Cornwall Council for a temporary event notice (TEN) to hold a second at the Broad Street pub, for a maximum capacity of 250 people, between September 23 and 24.

The application states it would be a: "Drum and bass event targeted at freshers. All audio will be in the function room to the rear of the building, whilst serving alcohol at the existing main bar to the front."

It would include the sale of late night refreshment, between 8pm and 2am.

However, the couple were shocked to learn that Environmental Health had objected on the grounds of 'prevention of public nuisance', stating: "Following noise complaints by residents for the previous drum and bass event, this department is concerned that this music event will cause further disturbance to the residents due to the late hour, we notified the applicant following the previous event that we would not be able to support further events.

"The area is one of mixed use, with residents in close proximity to The Kings Arms and therefore any further late night disturbance would not be promoting the licensing objective of prevention of public nuisance. We therefore object to this TEN.”

However, the couple claim the first they had heard about the complaint was last week, after the event notice request had been submitted, when they were notified that Cornwall Council's Licensing Act Sub Committee was to consider on Wednesday whether to issue a counter notice.

Nate told the Packet: "They have had one unconfirmed complaint, that's it. That's all they told us.

"We're just trying to build an event to keep students here, to stop the massive influx to Falmouth.

"The last event was a massive success. We had no Covid issues, no problems. We monitored decibel levels in the pub and around, we had to ensure extra security, closed the beer garden and smoking area. Everything we could do.

"We didn't get the complaint at the time. That was the first time we knew about the complaint [from an event] over a month ago."

The couple also pointed out that Falmouth town centre was a similar mix of residential and commercial properties, and events still took place.

The licensing meeting takes place at the council offices in Bodmin on Wednesday, from 10am.