User:Brian McNeil/Edinburgh music lovers start shouting down 'inaudibility' clause

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{{abandoned|March 18, 2015}} {{develop}} Monday, March 2, 2015

File photo of The Phoenix Bar in Edinburgh.
Image: Brian McNeil.

With three visits from City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) Licensing Standards Officers (LSOs) over the weekend, local pub The Phoenix Bar has chosen to shut down all live music indefinitely to avoid further complaints. Whilst musicians, and local music lovers, have attempted to work with the council — with off-the-record assurances LSOs would be instructed take a softer approach in response to complaints over noise — Sam Roberts of The Phoenix was moved to start a petition demanding the "inaudible" clause be struck from Edinburgh's implementation of the Licensing Act (Scotland) 2005. This clause is believed to be unique within the UK, if not within the entire European Union.

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