THE licensees of a noisy Ruislip bar have been ordered to pay more than £14,000 in court costs after failing to overturn Hillingdon Council’s decision to reduce its entertainment hours.

In January, the borough ordered Kho Kho bar and restaurant’s entertainment to end at 11pm, following complaints from neighbours.

The licensees initially appealed the decision, which was due to be heard at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court in November, but it was abandoned after the court dismissed their application to adjourn.

Hillingdon then applied for costs and was awarded £14,357.50 by the court.

The borough’s anti-social behaviour team had investigated the High Street bar on several occasions following complaints of loud noise late into the evening.

This began with a noisy extractor fan in June 2019, then residents complained when an organised fireworks display was held in a narrow space next to the bar in November 2021.

Issues continued and resulted in the borough taking action on hours.

Cllr Eddie Lavery, Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services, said: “This is a brilliant result reflecting the hard work of our anti-social behaviour team and which upholds the council’s original decision to reduce the hours of this licence.

“We support all local businesses, but where they cease to have a positive effect in local communities we will always step in and stand up for residents.”