Ipswich: Changes to be made to license of Isaacs following noise complaint

Isaacs Isaacs

Thursday, February 20, 2014
2:45 PM

Borough bosses have agreed to make changes to the license of a popular Waterfront bar in Ipswich after a complaint was made about noise levels at the site.

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Exactly what changes will be made to Isaacs’ license is not yet known but that is expected to be discussed in the coming weeks following the decision by the borough council’s licensing and regulatory sub-committee.
Full details of what the decision will mean for the pub is not yet known but it is expected that the venue will still be able to play music.
A spokeswoman for the borough council said: “Amendments will be made to the license to put in controls with regards to noise nuisance.”
A spokesman for Isaacs said: “With respect to the outcome of Isaacs’ licencing review which was held by Ipswich Borough Council, the most important aspect of this review concerns a commitment by ourselves to work more proactively with our neighbours on the quay, and to ensure that we are doing all we can to minimise noise and disruption.
“As part of this commitment, we will be installing equipment to assist with limiting noise levels, and are fully resolved to strike the correct balance between ensuring our customers have a fantastic night out, but without undue disruption to our neighbours.”
Isaacs on the Quay is home to four bars and has a thriving live music scene, which includes Sunday afternoon live music sessions.
It is also used as a space for private parties, wedding receptions and functions.
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28 comments

  • The bridge is also due to hit 100% capacity in 2015, will that also be ignored? With the continuing expansion of Felixstowe without any accompanying infrastructure and Adastral Park the rate of usage is only going to grow exponentially in the near future.

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    Esco Fiasco

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

  • Hopefully nothing major will change as it is the place to be seen, nothing like drinking beer out of plastic cups looking at several men in dark jeans with posh shirts and tan shoes looking like Magnum then heading back to their waterfront apartment Lol! Quality

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    Emma

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

  • @IpswichResident Everything did used to closed on Sunday (glad someone is as old as I am to remember when Sundays used to a true day of rest but now it's like any other day) But that's irrelevant. I am talking pubbar opening hours, I wasn't talking about the opening hours of your local Tesco Express store!

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    Mr DJ

    Friday, February 21, 2014

  • Makes me laugh about the noise complaints, if people wanted to live somewhere quiet they should have moved to a nice village somewhere instead of loud Ipswich town centre. Maybe they will complain about police and ambulances racing through Ipswich day and night next?

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    IpswichResident

    Friday, February 21, 2014

  • Why don't they install traffic lights. when the noise gets loader the red light comes on warning the council. They could then fine anybody who is having fun with the revenue going towards our inept councillors pensions.

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    m01

    Friday, February 21, 2014

  • I feel that Isaacs is very overrated. I like my drinks out of a class and not a polycarbonate beaker! I don't think its just the music, punters can be very loud on occasions. Plus traditional pubs used to closed at 11pm Dead on!

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    Mr DJ

    Friday, February 21, 2014

  • Everything used to be closed in a Sunday as well Mr DJ should we go back to how everything used to be?

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    IpswichResident

    Friday, February 21, 2014

  • mo1 , that is three more sets of lights.have a plastic glass of beer on me.

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Friday, February 21, 2014

  • Isaacs was there before most of those flats & surely when the residents looked at their flats before moving in & therefore should of known about isaacs & how busy it gets there at weekends?

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    clairk

    Saturday, February 22, 2014

  • the problem is some of these venues are actually here before homes , flats or apartments are actually built , then the people who run these establishments brilliantly get complaints from the so called people who move into these houses flats or apartments because oh look joe bloggs has gone out to enjoy himself for a night out , you know these places are here SO WHY DO YOU MOVE HERE ..... go and live in the country where you might here the occasional moo or cock crowing even then i guess the farmer would get a noise abatement order on his cows , im sick of whingers who spoil every thing for everybody else , and before someone moans at me , yes i go to places on night outs including issacs and i work hard for a living too and im also a DJ Enough said i think

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    thedj101

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

  • I don't use this place has i wouldn't pay an arm & leg for a pint of beer ,, but if the council bugger this place up like they have everything else in Ipswich then that would be the final nail in the coffin for their beloved waterfront

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    MIGUEL100

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

  • Why don't they install traffic lights. when the noise gets loader the red light comes on warning the council. They could then fine anybody who is having fun with the revenue going towards our inept councillors pensions.

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    m01

    Friday, February 21, 2014

  • the council should tell who made the complaints . clarky 1012 you do not have to go there.chris d i suspect you are a spoil sport.

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

  • Lager even.

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    Clarky1012

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

  • Isaacs strength is that it trades as many types of styles all in a single day, breakfast, midmorning break, lunch, afternoon tea and evening meal as well as being a night club later in the evening. The down side is the late Evening night club as you draw in the boozie element which cause the complaints, the night club must be halted it causes way to much noise with many hundreds of people drinking much more than they hold.

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    a west

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

  • @IpswichResident Everything did used to be closed on Sunday (glad someone is as old as I am to remember when Sundays used to a true day of rest but now it's like any other day) But that's irrelevant. I am talking pubbar opening hours, I wasn't talking about the opening hours of your local Tesco Express store!

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    Mr DJ

    Friday, February 21, 2014

  • The locals are just annoyed because they have lost £150k on their "Swanky" apartments and need some outlet to winge.

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    Tedbundy

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

  • @TERENCE MANNING - I believe the Salthouse was at the very least one of the complainants. "a west" hit the nail on the head by saying "The down side is the late Evening night club as you draw in the boozie element which cause the complaints".. I could not agree more except I might not have been so polite.

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    Chris D

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

  • Why don't they install traffic lights. when the noise gets loader the red light comes on warning the council. They could then fine anybody who is having fun with the revenue going towards our inept councillors pensions.

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    m01

    Friday, February 21, 2014

  • Here here you know there was a pub and a river that can stink at times. If you dont like it waterfront slum owners MOVE....... I hear russia is quiet at the moment!!!!!!. Maybe the license will be amended to having to put up traffic lights and not open at busy times. Then to inform all the waterfront owners via big neon sign that they are open. As said to invest that much money AND grow a business in todays climate should be rewarded not frowned upon.. Just proves that the waterfrontees are bankers LMAO

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    Mr cynical

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

  • I feel that Isaacs is very overrated. I like my drinks out of a glass and not a polycarbonate beaker! I don't think its just the music, punters can be very loud on occasions. Plus traditional pubs used to closed at 11pm Dead on!

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    Mr DJ

    Friday, February 21, 2014

  • Being so large and able to accommodate so many people, Isaacs is both an asset and a liability. It sucks everyone in who wants to have a night out in a busy place, to the detriment of other bars in the town. I know many people who go there for that reason, but don't actually like the place very much.

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    Esco Fiasco

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

  • I am a resident of the waterfront and have been frequenting the Isaacs establishment since day 1, I have seen it grow since it was known as The Vodka Bar to what it is today, a thriving establishment for all ages to enjoy, a highlight of myself and my husband's week are the live music sessions on a Sunday afternoon during the summer season, perhaps the council should take more notice of the local community and NOT of the odd complainant!!!

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    Linda Capon

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

  • Send them all over to Tedbundy's Street as he loves them so much.

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    Chris D

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

  • IpswichResident, the waterfront is not the town centre.

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    Ipswich Entrepreneur

    Saturday, February 22, 2014

  • Ummm, Hardly a nightclub when it closes at midnight. There are mall privately owned bars in the town centre with capacities of 100 that open til 3.30am, does that make them night clubs too? I think not.

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    You What

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

  • Getting decent Larger in that place would be nice, instead of cheap fizzy rubbish!.....

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    Clarky1012

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

  • The Owner and the Management team at Isaacs are fantastic. If we had more people prepared to take the risk to put this amount of investment in to Ipswich over such a long period of time the town would be a much better place. Isaccs is a stunning venue with something for everyone from Ipswich youngsters on a night out to a full wedding and now they have got the best bar in Ipswich for old gits like me with Briarbank. Its been a Pub on the same site for years long before there was any residential on the waterfront. Anyone who lives there now moved in knowing it was a Pub. Ipswich Council should be bending over backwards to support Isaacs anyone who can build a business like that and expand in the current climate is doing something right and contributing massively to the local economy.

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    Ian P

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

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