Noise is bang out of order

Matthew Jewell, who runs the Stovestore at Primrose Bank Mill
Matthew Jewell, who runs the Stovestore at Primrose Bank Mill
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A stove company fears it may be put out of business because of the alleged antics of a neighbouring swingers’ club.

The owners of Stovestore, Primrose Bank Mill, Friday Street, Chorley, say the daytime goings on at the Number 3 Club above are turning their customers away.

Husband and wife Matthew and Cheryl Jewell claim clubgoers are causing them problems throughout the day as well as night.

Mrs Jewell said: “There is screaming, and beds banging.

“I don’t know what they’re doing.”

“I’m losing so much business. I can’t stay here, but what am I supposed to do?”

The couple say they were not aware the club would be open throughout the daytime when they launched their business earlier this year.

Mrs Jewell added: “We’ve been here since February and we’ve had this problem since moving in.”

Chorley Council said the Number 3 Club was licensed for music, dancing, alcohol and other entertainment from 9am to 2am, Friday and Saturday and 9am to 1am, Sunday to Thursday.

Council officers visited the premises following complaints by Stovestore.

A council spokesman said: “Our powers are limited because they are commercial premises.”

The club said it is doing nothing wrong.

The owner, who asked just to be named Mary, said: “I’m a bit confused, because I don’t open Monday and Tuesday, day or night. I open Wednesday and they are closed.

“So okay, I open Thursday at 1pm and they close at 3pm and I open on Friday at 1pm and they close at 3pm.

“It’s just six hours and as for screaming and banging, I’ve had the licensing officers here and they haven’t had screaming and banging.”

She added: “This is either imagination on their behalf or frustration.

“I’ve Chorley Auction House who are directly underneath me and they are fine.”

The club’s website describe the premises as “luxurious” and decorated to a “high and modern standard”.

Features include a fully licensed bar and “Swingers lounge”.

It has a wet area featuring a top of the range infra red sauna and shower


There’s also a main “Swingers bedroom” featuring one huge playbed and one large playbed.

It also says there are private rooms “where couples can relax and have fun in more intimate


The club opened to a wave of negative publicity more than two years ago with existing businesses in the mill concerned about their new tenants.