Veteran pub of the Leeds student experience, The Skyrack, was granted a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) last week, allowing them to use its outdoor area for a Freshers’ event. Although this pub is no stranger to wild nights of student shenanigans, and has probably survived more Otley run revellers than revellers have survived the Otley run, it seems this particular night crossed a line with local residents.
The event prompted complaints from The Skyrack’s sleep-deprived neighbours, who contacted local councillors Janette Walker and Neil Walshaw, who have campaigned for a change in the law around TENs. The councillors then called in the heavies on the council.
The Skyrack has since been banned from applying for any outdoor parties. A spokesperson for the pub said, “We are sorry anyone had cause to complain. It is not in our best interests to upset neighbours. We make all efforts to be as considerate as possible.
“We fully respect the Council’s decision and we apologise for any disturbance.”
It is the first noise complaint this Headingley pub has ever received – not a proud feather in the cap for those who attended.
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