Bands not to blame for noise

Deputy Mayor Bruce Haynes said last week that he had a ‘positive’ meeting with the Claremont Hotel owners, who told him it was a DJ, not a band, and apologised for the breach of noise levels.

However, Claremont chief executive Stephen Goode said the Town was reviewing its internal process to ensure no events were approved outside the walls of the hotel unless staff were there monitoring the noise.

‘And if they breach, we will prosecute,’ Mr Goode said.

‘It (the Easter Thursday event) created a nuisance and exceeded noise levels.’

The Town had approved the event that involved a DJ outdoors but there were no noise monitoring conditions in place.