Residents name resolution to permit BBQ trailer an ‘absolute travesty’

A meals trailer will quickly be serving rooster wings, beef brisket and stripped stomach pork exterior a Worle pub six nights per week. 

Neighbours of the Nightjar branded the choice an “absolute travesty” after 25 residents voiced fears about noise, smells, litter and air pollution. 

However BBQ Smokehouse operator Paul Ellis mentioned he had no intention of upsetting anybody and he had by no means had any points elsewhere. 

Objector Janet Brereton informed North Somerset Council’s licensing subcommittee on Tuesday: “It is a huge black wagon. The Nightjar is surrounded by homes. Residents can be devastated to have it parked there.

“We don’t need the BBQ Smokehouse open till 10pm each night. 

“The scent might be atrocious. We would like to have the ability to open our home windows.

“We’re apprehensive about litter, individuals hanging round, the noise.

“It is going to be smoky. Persons are apprehensive about their well being.

“It is a wholly inappropriate location. No person desires it there.”


Some 25 residents objected in writing to Mr Ellis’ bid to serve cold and warm meals from the trailer exterior the pub off Mead Vale.

One mentioned: “For the time being now we have quiet evenings and don’t want this to be shattered. This isn’t the place to website this BBQ van. Please take into account all of the residents.”

One other mentioned: “Late night time revellers might be inspired to go to an in any other case quiet residential housing property, probably having had extra alcohol, for meals or anything on provide in these again streets late within the night.

“Evidently we are trying to increase the issues present in Weston-super-Mare into the suburbs, which is unacceptable and a priority for aged residents and to an already over-stretched police drive.” 

Responding to the issues, Mr Ellis, who has eating places in Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea, mentioned: “We’re knowledgeable catering firm. We aren’t out to harm anyone in any method, form or kind.”


Mr Ellis mentioned the enterprise would supply bins and clear up any litter, and problem anybody being too noisy.

He defined that his enterprise smokes meats at a facility in Highbridge so there would no scent, and the van would use the pub’s electrical energy so is not going to want to make use of a generator.

He added: “We do not wish to upset residents. We would like prospects to have a nice expertise.

“We take numerous phone orders. Individuals do not grasp about. The garbage we take away is minimal.”

Mr Ellis had utilized to open till 10pm on daily basis.


The licensing subcommittee permitted the licence however prevented the trailer having a desk and chairs, or from opening in any respect on a Sunday.

The BBQ Smokehouse will have the ability to open from 5pm to 9pm Monday to Wednesday, from 5pm till 10pm on Thursdays and Fridays, and from 11am till 10pm on Saturdays.

Ms Brereton mentioned the choice was “an absolute travesty”.

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