Resident concerned about impact of Wetherspoons opening

Poppy Miller thinks Wetherspoons will harm her street

Poppy Miller thinks Wetherspoons will harm her street

First published in Local News

Life on a quiet street is marred by drunken vandalism, fighting, arguing and screaming in the early hours.

Poppy Miller, 68, resident of Butt Lane, said she now sleeps with a mobile phone next to her bed, to allow her to contact police as soon as possible.

She thinks the problem will only increase when Wetherspoons opens.

Ms Miller, who has lived in Butt Lane for 18 years, said: “The Rose and Crown was our local.

“There was the occasional celebration and late night drinking in the early days, but vandalism, fighting, arguing, screaming and swearing in the streets, was rare.

“It now seems commonplace at weekends."

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2:55pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Jack222 says...

So, now the original pub is shut more noise is happening? So why will more noise happen when a well run pub reopens?

What's this 'potential' got to do with news?
So, now the original pub is shut more noise is happening? So why will more noise happen when a well run pub reopens? What's this 'potential' got to do with news? Jack222
  • Score: 7

3:02pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Regbluebottle says...

I would imagine that the vast majority of people who either used this pub/will use it when it re-opens will go home via the HIgh Street, there isn't any need to go along Butt Lane unless you live in Victoria/Downs Road.

I've been in to plenty of Wetherspoons pubs and they're always professionaly run and are quick to banish any anti-social or undesirable customers, which I'm afraid the Rose & Crown (or Flying Bottle) certainly didn't do for much of it's existance, save for the last few months when the new landlord made strives to turn it around.
I would imagine that the vast majority of people who either used this pub/will use it when it re-opens will go home via the HIgh Street, there isn't any need to go along Butt Lane unless you live in Victoria/Downs Road. I've been in to plenty of Wetherspoons pubs and they're always professionaly run and are quick to banish any anti-social or undesirable customers, which I'm afraid the Rose & Crown (or Flying Bottle) certainly didn't do for much of it's existance, save for the last few months when the new landlord made strives to turn it around. Regbluebottle
  • Score: 8

5:00am Sun 24 Aug 14

There Abouts says...

Quote by Ms Miller from the M&BS 5 July 2012:

“I love Maldon. I don’t want to move. I'm...five minutes from the pubs."

Google: ' poppy miller maldon and burnham standard '
Quote by Ms Miller from the M&BS 5 July 2012: “I love Maldon. I don’t want to move. I'm...five minutes from the pubs." Google: ' poppy miller maldon and burnham standard ' There Abouts
  • Score: 10

7:16pm Mon 25 Aug 14

rannigans says...

it always amuses me, people who buy property near a public house then moan about the noise.
it always amuses me, people who buy property near a public house then moan about the noise. rannigans
  • Score: 2

10:54am Wed 27 Aug 14

Langdale14 says...

Wetherspoons is a pub. All this is a change of management of an existing pub. In fact this chain do food, coffee etc and the ones I know are very good. If there is a problem of rowdy behaviours in the High Street, it's not the fault of the pub, but of current British Culture.
Wetherspoons is a pub. All this is a change of management of an existing pub. In fact this chain do food, coffee etc and the ones I know are very good. If there is a problem of rowdy behaviours in the High Street, it's not the fault of the pub, but of current British Culture. Langdale14
  • Score: 0

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