Petition to save pub’s live band Sundays

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Nearly 1,000 people have signed a Facebook petition to save afternoons of live music at a Spalding pub.

The Punchbowl on New Road has been putting on outdoor live music events on Sunday afternoons for the past few weeks but this has been threatened by a complaint made to South Holland District Council.

The petition, addressed to the council’s lead environmental officer, asks the council to allow the family-run pub to continue with its live entertainment.

The live band afternoons are open to all ages, which leads to many young families and pensioners often going along to enjoy the bands who perform in the outside area.

Pete Williams, manager at The Punchbowl, said: “In 16 years, this is the first time I’ve retaliated to something like this.

“I was told three or four weeks ago that there were concerns over the noise, so since then we have done everything we can to keep the noise down, such as keeping doors and gates closed, which is a shame because people used to see those open and walk in to enjoy the music.

“The bands only do two 45-minute sets or three 30-minute sets over the three hour period.”

“We have been putting on live entertainment for around ten years, but we’ve started doing these particular events more regularly this year and they have been very popular.

“The reason I do these events is because people want me to do it.”

The regular Sunday afternoon events are held between 4pm and 7pm during the summer months and include a free barbecue.