Judging beach noise nuisance is up to police, commissioners learn

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Judgement of noise nuisance at open air events, such as on Port Erin beach, is up to the police.

The issue was discussed by Port Erin Commissioners after resident Carol Lakin raised concerns about the volume of amplified music at events to be held on the beach in the coming months. She wants the levels to be kept under control.

Clerk Jason Roberts said environmental health had confirmed noise nuisance is enforced by the police, who will ask for the volume to be turned down, if necessary.

Mr Roberts said if there is a problem, the event organisers may not be granted a licence in the future.

Commissioners’ chairman Lorna MacKellar said: ‘It puts it back on the individuals, which is not what we were intending.’

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