Council impose tough new conditions on town centre bar and music venue

Last month members of Hastings Borough Council’s Licensing Committee met to review the license of Crowley’s Bar in Havelock Road – the committee has now made its recommendations and they are far-reaching with the bar having had its weekend opening hours slashed from 2am to midnight. Representatives of Crowley’s had asked to remain open past […]

Councillors’ decision on town centre bar expected next week

Fifty-eight pages of police reports were put in front of councillors this week as they considered the future of Crowley’s in Havelock Road. Hastings Borough Council’s Licensing Committee agenda was dominated by what to do about Crowley’s. Among the pages of reports were details of repeated cases of over-intoxication, two reported incidents of sexual assault […]

Future of school music lessons in the balance as consultation plans announced

Music tuition in schools has not been axed yet, but it might only be a matter of time unless a public consultation this summer can persuade councillors the service is worth saving. This morning Councillor Bob Standley, East Sussex County Council’s lead member for education and inclusion, approved the consultation into proposals which could ultimately […]


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