Golf club will turn into a noisy holiday camp if late night licence is granted, residents warn

Tydd St Giles Golf and Country Club

Tydd St Giles Golf and Country Club - Credit: Archant

The sound of the “absolute horror of karaoke” and loud music would drift into people’s homes if a late night entertainments licence is granted for a golf and leisure club, residents have warned.

Tydd St Giles Golf and Country Club swimming pool

Tydd St Giles Golf and Country Club swimming pool - Credit: Archant

Adrian Hurst, director of Tydd St Giles Golf and Leisure Club has applied for a licence from 6am to 2am to hold outdoor events like plays, films live music and dance shows.

But the plan has sparked anger from local residents in Kirgate who say that the peaceful golf club setting is fast turning into a holiday camp in a location that is not set up for it in terms of road access or noise pollution.

In letters to Fenland District Council’s` licensing committee residents have protested at the plans which are due to be considered on Monday November 3.

One resident wrote: “In the past we have sat in our garden and actually been able to hear the jokes being told by entertainers.

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“We have a golf course that is turning into a holiday camp! Tydd St Giles Golf and Leisure is fast taking over the village. What was once a golf course now has caravans wherever there is space.”

Another wrote: “This is a quiet rural village not a bustling town or a Butlins type camp site either. We do not wish to hear music of any sort until 2am. It is now becoming a full on holiday resort.”

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Another wrote: “We are led to believe that a semi permanent structure is to be erected on the old driving range to host such events as weddings, which is directly adjacent to our property and garden. Fireworks are often associated with such events which is bad enough in November. We would strongly object to this becoming a regular feature.”

They added: “Kirkgate is a quiet residential area and we feel that having a nightclub next door could potentially devalue the property.”

Another added that the road was resurfaced last year in “a very shoddy manner” so when the rain came and tractors and lorries came down the road it was left with tarmac lined pot holes.

“This road cannot take the extra traffic that could be generated by the country club.”

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