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In the last 20 months Escape Hot Tub house has hosted 59 Groups of people. This includes families simply just enjoying time off work and school with their children, we've also had the stars of various musicals showing at the Sunderland empire/ theater royal. We have had people travel from Australia, France, Dubai, Hong Kong and various other parts of the UK to spend time with family or attend local event such as The Great North Run, The Tall Ships, The Sunderland Air Show, Newcastle Pride. We also have people stay for the weekend breaks who live locally and have had amazing feedback from every guest who has stayed with us. We have brilliant connections with theatre digs and have upcoming bookings made by the stars of shows on over the next 18 Months as well as family and group bookings made up to a year in advance. 

This week we have received a final closure due to the possibility of noise disturbance. We employ local staff and now risk the possibility of having to downsize due to the sheer harrassment of the neighbours who have caused this , We employ a therapist, a hairstylist, housekeeping staff and a weekly gardener. Having worked my way up in the beauty industry, in property and now in the letting of my beautiful family guesthouse. I have always prided myself in the business I ran and I am devastated to inform everyone that unless we do something I may lose a business I have worked so hard to build up. We as a business have gone out of our way ensuring the local people's needs are taken into account. We have a mandatory curfew which means the guests have to be out the hot tub and in the house by  10pm, we also have a refundable security deposit of £300 that is taken per booking to ensure that guests respect the house and the surroundings as is if it was there own ( which has never had to be witheld) We also installed a six foot sound proofing fence to ensure anyone in the hot tub garden during the day is not disturbing or distracting anyone in the area. 

Every guest who has ever stayed with us here at escape guest house has absolutely nothing but an amazing response when asked about their visit.All accusations of noise pollution are total untrue,confirmed by the police and public access yet it is within the realms of a public house to have music and events on until 12am yet my guesthouse aimed at families which I have worked so hard to build, is being targeted.

Do you think this is fair?

Please sign our petition in a hope that Sunderland Council might kindly reconsider the decided verdict.

Helen Goudie, Escape Guest House