Following the decision of The Blind Tiger venue on Grand Parade in Brighton to close its doors, Green councillors for the local area have issued a statement to help clarify the situation:
Councillor Stephanie Powell, Chair of the council’s Licensing Committee and local councillor for the area, said, “We know how intolerable noise can be for many of our city centre residents, especially if it means being kept awake at night by anti-social behaviour.
“As this is an enforcement, rather than a policy matter, council officers not politicians, have responsibility over these disputes.
“However as local councillors we also have a role in helping the community find a solution.
“Council officers have received complaints for a few years from residents in the area around the Blind Tiger, and followed the law in issuing a Noise Abatement Order earlier this year.
“This order isn’t about shutting down the Blind Tiger or banning live music – but instead making adjustments like sound insulation to limit noise nuisance to neighbours, as other venues have done.
“Unfortunately the two months grace period given to the venue to make adjustments has passed, and The Blind Tiger decided instead to close their doors.
“As local councillors for the area we will be working to bring all those affected together to find a way forward and help The Blind Tiger and residents to resolve these issues.”
For more information please contact the Brighton and Hove Green Party office on 01273 766 670.