Greenwich beach promises to stick to noise limits

By Rob Virtue on June 20, 2012 9:35 AM |

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Organisers of a party beach in Greenwich this summer apologised after a festival with "no noise restrictions" was advertised - weeks after the council imposed strict noise limits.

Residents on the Isle of Dogs have been campaigning for the beach parties to be banned because of the nuisance factors.

They were furious when CircoLoco London promoted its September event with the promise of "no sound restrictions, so we can have an amazing all day outdoor party".

It led to Peninsula Festivals' Frank Dekker apologising and CircoLoco hastily retracting the comment.

Tower Hamlets councillor Peter Golds said: "I was shocked after all the fuss we've had with Greenwich Council about this. To have this on the internet is a smack in the face.

"I'm going to keep an eye on this and look at the evidence of noise. If it exceeds appropriate levels then I'll be taking it up with Tower Hamlets Council."

The beach at Delta Wharf on the Greenwich Peninsula will run all summer with a range of entertainments.

Those from the Island petitioned Greenwich Council, which put restrictions on the partying, including noise and attendance levels and a ban on organised drinking games.

Mr Dekker apologised for the advert on the website Residentadviser.net.

He said: "We are not able to control all messages from the various promoters who have hired the Beach London and regret that in this case the advertisement has caused undue concern.

"Please be assured that we are committed to providing a fantastic urban beach experience for all our visitors as well as the wider community. Through our independent noise management consultancy we will adhere to the license conditions for the site."

A spokesman for Greenwich Council said: "There's no truth in that advertisement and there are restrictions on the beach as per the licence was agreed."

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