An Eastbourne bar’s had its licence suspended for two weeks.
The licencing team at Sussex Police submitted an application to review the licence at Coda Bar in Langney Road. The premise licence holder and police attended a hearing on August 3 at Town Hall in front of Eastbourne Borough Council's licensing sub-committee.
After hearing cases from both sides the sub-committee found in favour of the police who were concerned for the safety of the public, and the current supervisor of the bar will be removed and the licence was suspended for two weeks. A number of conditions will also be added to the licence of the premises.
Sergeant Denham Vokins of East Sussex Alcohol Harm reduction unit said, "The way the premises was being run fell way below the standards required under the licensing act. There were a number of incidents involving excessive drunkenness, violence, threats, anti-social behaviour. We want to make sure a venue is safe for those who are visiting and enjoying it."
Inspector Rachel Barrow of Eastbourne`s Neighbourhood Policing Team said, "Requesting the local authority to review a premises licence is not a decision which is taken lightly. Prior to this point we had tried on numerous occasions to help support and work with the premises licence holder. Management of the premises did not improve sufficiently to satisfy our concerns and public safety was put at risk. I am grateful to our licensing team for their application and hard work. We will be monitoring closely whether the premises is managed and operated safely from now onwards.”