Exit Equinox!

Kirkby on Bain Parish Councillors have been informed by East Lindsey District Council Licensing Section that the organisers of Equinox Festival have applied for a premises licence at a new location near Grimsby. After years of dogged opposition to noisy music festivals held at Scholey Park, this news was welcomed by Councillors representing the concerns of village residents adversely affected by noise nuisance.

Chairman of the Council Sam Midgley commented: “To all those involved over the past few years and the hard work put in by you and all the others, for your perseverance I salute you all and thank you.”

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Equinox festival decision

Image courtesy Festival CalendarLast Monday East Lindsey District Council Licensing Sub-Committee decided to grant a premise licence to Medieval Chemistry Ltd. for the Equinox music festival at Scholey Park, Tattershall Thorpe, subject to modification. The Committee is applying stringent conditions, particularly regarding noise nuisance.

The application was made under the Licensing Act 2003, and the premise licence has been granted for one weekend (three consecutive days) in September 2016 only. It will expire at the end of 2016 event. Equinox has been advertised as taking place on the weekend of September 18th.

The decision was made following a grueling hearing, attended by Kirkby on Bain Parish Councillors and many others seeking outright rejection of the application. Continue reading

Music Festivals update

Image courtesy Festival CalendarTwo applications have been made to hold music festivals this summer at Scholey Park, near Kirkby on Bain.

Earlier this week an open-ended application for a festival called Shanti was heard by East Lindsey District Council Licensing Sub-committee. A one-year licence was granted after due debate. This licence allows the organiser, whose aim is to raise funds for the Lincs2Nepal Charity, to play live and recorded music from 10 am to midnight on Friday 1 July and Saturday 2 July, and from 10am to 11pm on Sunday 3 July. One objection was made by a local couple who have suffered distress from noise nuisance during festivals held previously on this site.

Another application, relating to a proposed festival at Scholey Park, called Equinox, has been lodged by an unrelated company, Medieval Chemistry Ltd.,  Now under consideration by East Lindsey District Council Licensing team, this application seeks permission to play live music from 10 am to 2 am and recorded music from 10 am to 5am on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 September and both live and recorded music from 10 am to midnight on Sunday 18 September. Continue reading

Equinox Festival licence application

east_lindsey_logo_150wFrom ELDC Principal Licensing Officer Adrian Twiddy:

Details of an application to hold a music festival at Scholey Park, Tattershall Thorpe from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 September 2016. The licence application seeks the following hours:

Live Music

Friday 1000 to 0200
Saturday 1000 to 0200
Sunday 1000 to Midnight

Recorded Music

Friday 1000 to 0500
Saturday 1000 to 0500
Sunday 1000 to Midnight Continue reading