Accrington Stanley FC and Hyndburn Council partnership working

January 2023

Accrington Stanley Football Club and Hyndburn Borough Council are committed to working in partnership to resolve complaints of noise disturbance, due to live bands at Coley’s Bar.

For several months officers at Hyndburn Borough Council have been working with ASFC and residents to ensure a positive outcome for all.

Andy Holt, Owner of Accrington Stanley FC, said:

“My ambition for Accrington Stanley has always been to establish the club, and its facilities, as a place people are proud to visit and call home. Coley’s bar has been a wonderful addition at the grounds and in efforts to expand our offering we have recently run a series of new events, including live bands.

“This has caused some noise disturbance and we made the decision to cancel upcoming live music events until a solution could be found. The club and its facilities are here to serve the community, for me that includes ensuring people can enjoy their homes when not attending events too.

“After discussion with leaders and officers at Hyndburn Council I am pleased to say progress has been made. I am reassured that together we will find a solution that works for both the club and the community going forward.”

Accrington Stanley have instructed sound experts, who will work alongside the Council, to offer advice and propose solutions. In the coming weeks testing will take place to determine if the sound can be mitigated, through sound limiters or changing location of the staging during events.

Cllr Miles Parkinson OBE, Leader of Hyndburn Council, said:

“Leaders at Hyndburn Council have been working cross-party to find a solution to this issue. We know the work Stanley do is incredibly valuable to our community and economy, which is why we support their efforts at every opportunity. As a local Authority we must adhere to our statutory duties, which includes investigating noise complaints and supporting organisations to find solutions to any issues. I am very pleased that we are moving forward and hopeful for a resolution that works for everyone.

“We are grateful to Andy and the team at Accrington Stanley for everything they do in Hyndburn. I am looking forward to seeing this important community venue go from strength to strength and we will continue to support their efforts.”