Cornwall Council has confirmed it is investigating noise levels at a Falmouth club after "complaints" were made by "members" of the public.

Yesterday the Packet reported that the Arwenack Club in Arwenack Street had been served with a noise abatement notice by Cornwall Council.

The club said it was taking legal advice from its solicitors following the issuing of the notice on March 16. It said that the notice put 14 jobs at risk.

In a statement issued to the Packet the council said the investigation had been launched following 'complaints' from 'members' of the public, suggesting there had been more than one complainant.

A spokesperson for Cornwall Council said: “Cornwall Council’s Community Protection Team launched an investigation into noise levels at the Arwenack Club, Falmouth, following complaints from members of the public.

“Subsequently, a Noise Abatement Notice was served on March 16, 2023.”

The penalties for breaching a notice have recently changed and the fine is now unlimited – as it’s set by the court.

The club had currently has a midnight licence with Karaoke on a Friday from 8pm to 11.45pm, a disco on a Saturday night that also runs from eight to eleven forty five and live music on Sunday afternoon which goes from 4pm to 7pm.

In 2013, the Falmouth branch of The Royal British Legion, which had occupied the site for more than 100 years was disbanded.

Following a special general meeting, and in line with Legion rules, branch members elected to amalgamate with the Penryn Branch.

After that it changed its name to the Arwenack Club.

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