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Brighton pub squat closed following residents' complaints

The Argus: The Mariner circa 2009 (Pic: Google Streetview) The Mariner circa 2009 (Pic: Google Streetview)

A squat in a pub has closed, police said.

The squat in The Mariner in East Street, Brighton, was shut on Monday.

A Sussex Police statement said it was shut “after several complaints from local residents about anti-social behaviour at the premises over the past fortnight, including parties into the early hours causing disruption.”

The statement continued: “Officers worked closely with the new owners and Brighton and Hove City Council, entering the squat peacefully at midday on Monday. The four people within were spoken to and they voluntarily left the squat. The building has now been returned to the owners.”

Sergeant Dave Bennett, of Brighton and Hove's Regency policing team, added: "Whilst I appreciate that in the current climate there has been an increase in squatting in commercial premises that does not give people the right to affect others' quality of life. As has been shown, reports like this will be dealt with in a timely and positive manner."

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12:10pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Another prime site building empty, like the terraces bar and grill opposite the pier.
Lots of empty shops in North Street too. It's all looking a bit sad at the moment.
Another prime site building empty, like the terraces bar and grill opposite the pier. Lots of empty shops in North Street too. It's all looking a bit sad at the moment. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 22

12:37pm Fri 28 Mar 14

whatevernext2013 says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Another prime site building empty, like the terraces bar and grill opposite the pier.
Lots of empty shops in North Street too. It's all looking a bit sad at the moment.
the whole town is looking more than sad at the minute ,i have never seen so many beggars in a city ,the roads are falling apart shops are filthy ,if you hop on a bus in the night and have a good look around its a shame this once nice town has fallen apart as a city
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Another prime site building empty, like the terraces bar and grill opposite the pier. Lots of empty shops in North Street too. It's all looking a bit sad at the moment.[/p][/quote]the whole town is looking more than sad at the minute ,i have never seen so many beggars in a city ,the roads are falling apart shops are filthy ,if you hop on a bus in the night and have a good look around its a shame this once nice town has fallen apart as a city whatevernext2013
  • Score: 23

7:37pm Fri 28 Mar 14

HJarrs says...

whatevernext2013 wrote:
Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Another prime site building empty, like the terraces bar and grill opposite the pier.
Lots of empty shops in North Street too. It's all looking a bit sad at the moment.
the whole town is looking more than sad at the minute ,i have never seen so many beggars in a city ,the roads are falling apart shops are filthy ,if you hop on a bus in the night and have a good look around its a shame this once nice town has fallen apart as a city
Yup, those who voted Tory should hang their heads in shame. Government cuts are destroying local government and they managed to turn a recovery into 3 years of recession and flatlining economy. B&H are doing better than most.
[quote][p][bold]whatevernext2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Another prime site building empty, like the terraces bar and grill opposite the pier. Lots of empty shops in North Street too. It's all looking a bit sad at the moment.[/p][/quote]the whole town is looking more than sad at the minute ,i have never seen so many beggars in a city ,the roads are falling apart shops are filthy ,if you hop on a bus in the night and have a good look around its a shame this once nice town has fallen apart as a city[/p][/quote]Yup, those who voted Tory should hang their heads in shame. Government cuts are destroying local government and they managed to turn a recovery into 3 years of recession and flatlining economy. B&H are doing better than most. HJarrs
  • Score: -10

7:38pm Fri 28 Mar 14

HJarrs says...

I didn't realise the Mariner had gone. Loss of another good pub.
I didn't realise the Mariner had gone. Loss of another good pub. HJarrs
  • Score: 0

6:51am Sat 29 Mar 14

Fairfax Aches says...

Fascist police slavishly doing the bidding of their capitalist masters. Why not sort out the real criminals in this world first such as bankers and corporate greed??
Fascist police slavishly doing the bidding of their capitalist masters. Why not sort out the real criminals in this world first such as bankers and corporate greed?? Fairfax Aches
  • Score: -9

10:06am Sat 29 Mar 14

Bluebeef says...

Fairfax Aches wrote:
Fascist police slavishly doing the bidding of their capitalist masters. Why not sort out the real criminals in this world first such as bankers and corporate greed??
Police acting decently and humanely removing spongers living off the hard work of others who were wrecking neighbours lives is of course a marginally more measured approach.
[quote][p][bold]Fairfax Aches[/bold] wrote: Fascist police slavishly doing the bidding of their capitalist masters. Why not sort out the real criminals in this world first such as bankers and corporate greed??[/p][/quote]Police acting decently and humanely removing spongers living off the hard work of others who were wrecking neighbours lives is of course a marginally more measured approach. Bluebeef
  • Score: 8

10:08am Sat 29 Mar 14

Bluebeef says...

HJarrs wrote:
whatevernext2013 wrote:
Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Another prime site building empty, like the terraces bar and grill opposite the pier.
Lots of empty shops in North Street too. It's all looking a bit sad at the moment.
the whole town is looking more than sad at the minute ,i have never seen so many beggars in a city ,the roads are falling apart shops are filthy ,if you hop on a bus in the night and have a good look around its a shame this once nice town has fallen apart as a city
Yup, those who voted Tory should hang their heads in shame. Government cuts are destroying local government and they managed to turn a recovery into 3 years of recession and flatlining economy. B&H are doing better than most.
BHCC clearly has enough money to spend on cycle lanes: could have been spent on genuine regeneration of the city centre
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatevernext2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Another prime site building empty, like the terraces bar and grill opposite the pier. Lots of empty shops in North Street too. It's all looking a bit sad at the moment.[/p][/quote]the whole town is looking more than sad at the minute ,i have never seen so many beggars in a city ,the roads are falling apart shops are filthy ,if you hop on a bus in the night and have a good look around its a shame this once nice town has fallen apart as a city[/p][/quote]Yup, those who voted Tory should hang their heads in shame. Government cuts are destroying local government and they managed to turn a recovery into 3 years of recession and flatlining economy. B&H are doing better than most.[/p][/quote]BHCC clearly has enough money to spend on cycle lanes: could have been spent on genuine regeneration of the city centre Bluebeef
  • Score: 5

11:00am Sat 29 Mar 14

pachallis says...

Bluebeef wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
whatevernext2013 wrote:
Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Another prime site building empty, like the terraces bar and grill opposite the pier.
Lots of empty shops in North Street too. It's all looking a bit sad at the moment.
the whole town is looking more than sad at the minute ,i have never seen so many beggars in a city ,the roads are falling apart shops are filthy ,if you hop on a bus in the night and have a good look around its a shame this once nice town has fallen apart as a city
Yup, those who voted Tory should hang their heads in shame. Government cuts are destroying local government and they managed to turn a recovery into 3 years of recession and flatlining economy. B&H are doing better than most.
BHCC clearly has enough money to spend on cycle lanes: could have been spent on genuine regeneration of the city centre
@Bluebeef - HJarrs (unofficial spin doctor for the greens) keeps on spinning the same old yarns - I assume on the basis that if we hear it enough then we might start believing the rubbish he comes out with.

So the greens have been in power for 4 years but the problem is the government cuts for the past 3 years. HJarrs keeps on about others needing to be responsible, but it is the irresponsible greens that have made the situation worse in the city.

HJarrs says Brighton & Hove is doing better than most - but seems to be unable to quantify what measures this applies to? Are we better for residents; for businesses; for council employees; for visitors; for motorists; for cyclists; for travelers?

Which cities are we better than? Look at other towns along the south coast and IMHO we are worse than most - not better. It reminds me of 'The Thin Blue Line' and the town of Gasford who's motto was 'Gasford - it is not as bad as you think''.

HJarrs talks about limited money being available but only today the city council has issued 2 press releases.:

1. they are spending £800k on putting Solar PV systems on 145 sheltered houses to reduce fuel poverty. What will be the payback period for this investment? How much will they actually save residents? And there are Solar PV companies out there that will do it for nothing? Sorry,but why spend money that you don't have to?

2. they are spending £1.3m subsidising buses in the city. Davey says 'We are pleased to be able to support bus services so that residents have access to bus travel on less commercial routes and at weekends and evenings'. Sorry, but in times of recession shouldn't you be looking at reducing subsidies rather than increasing them? If this means reducing services where there is no real demand then why not?

I agree with you that there is lots of money available if this irresponsible green-'led' council stopped spending on vanity projects and used it to help rebuild the city - roll on May 2015!
[quote][p][bold]Bluebeef[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatevernext2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Another prime site building empty, like the terraces bar and grill opposite the pier. Lots of empty shops in North Street too. It's all looking a bit sad at the moment.[/p][/quote]the whole town is looking more than sad at the minute ,i have never seen so many beggars in a city ,the roads are falling apart shops are filthy ,if you hop on a bus in the night and have a good look around its a shame this once nice town has fallen apart as a city[/p][/quote]Yup, those who voted Tory should hang their heads in shame. Government cuts are destroying local government and they managed to turn a recovery into 3 years of recession and flatlining economy. B&H are doing better than most.[/p][/quote]BHCC clearly has enough money to spend on cycle lanes: could have been spent on genuine regeneration of the city centre[/p][/quote]@Bluebeef - HJarrs (unofficial spin doctor for the greens) keeps on spinning the same old yarns - I assume on the basis that if we hear it enough then we might start believing the rubbish he comes out with. So the greens have been in power for 4 years but the problem is the government cuts for the past 3 years. HJarrs keeps on about others needing to be responsible, but it is the irresponsible greens that have made the situation worse in the city. HJarrs says Brighton & Hove is doing better than most - but seems to be unable to quantify what measures this applies to? Are we better for residents; for businesses; for council employees; for visitors; for motorists; for cyclists; for travelers? Which cities are we better than? Look at other towns along the south coast and IMHO we are worse than most - not better. It reminds me of 'The Thin Blue Line' and the town of Gasford who's motto was 'Gasford - it is not as bad as you think''. HJarrs talks about limited money being available but only today the city council has issued 2 press releases.: 1. they are spending £800k on putting Solar PV systems on 145 sheltered houses to reduce fuel poverty. What will be the payback period for this investment? How much will they actually save residents? And there are Solar PV companies out there that will do it for nothing? Sorry,but why spend money that you don't have to? 2. they are spending £1.3m subsidising buses in the city. Davey says 'We are pleased to be able to support bus services so that residents have access to bus travel on less commercial routes and at weekends and evenings'. Sorry, but in times of recession shouldn't you be looking at reducing subsidies rather than increasing them? If this means reducing services where there is no real demand then why not? I agree with you that there is lots of money available if this irresponsible green-'led' council stopped spending on vanity projects and used it to help rebuild the city - roll on May 2015! pachallis
  • Score: 4

11:16am Sat 29 Mar 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

And in the meantime, the fabric of the city falls apart and the council fails all of its performance measures ie recycling, carbon table, collection of council tax.
None of these examples are anything too do with previous administrations of any colour as they are current targets.
Don't believe the lies and spins. Every day the sad decline of the city is played out before us and anyone who lives here is talking about how sad things look.
Another good example of neglect is the neglect in our beautiful green environment.
The travellers were in wild park for almost a month, a quad bike was parked outside one caravan which I then saw being ridden around the woods at a time when wildlife is in its critical breeding season. Who cares? None of the Greens. They just are not interested in our environment.
The day of eviction, the travellers moved to stammer park.
Where are our green Eco councillors? Caroline is protecting the green environment in Balcombe and Ben duncan is tweeting nonsense from the council chamber about a swastika.
The city looks pretty sad when you take a walk about and you can't hide it anymore.
And in the meantime, the fabric of the city falls apart and the council fails all of its performance measures ie recycling, carbon table, collection of council tax. None of these examples are anything too do with previous administrations of any colour as they are current targets. Don't believe the lies and spins. Every day the sad decline of the city is played out before us and anyone who lives here is talking about how sad things look. Another good example of neglect is the neglect in our beautiful green environment. The travellers were in wild park for almost a month, a quad bike was parked outside one caravan which I then saw being ridden around the woods at a time when wildlife is in its critical breeding season. Who cares? None of the Greens. They just are not interested in our environment. The day of eviction, the travellers moved to stammer park. Where are our green Eco councillors? Caroline is protecting the green environment in Balcombe and Ben duncan is tweeting nonsense from the council chamber about a swastika. The city looks pretty sad when you take a walk about and you can't hide it anymore. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 2

5:27pm Sat 29 Mar 14

NickBrt says...

We should welcome squatters, they are such quiet peaceful loving people. We should not rest until every street has a houseful of squatters in its midst.
We should welcome squatters, they are such quiet peaceful loving people. We should not rest until every street has a houseful of squatters in its midst. NickBrt
  • Score: 0

7:59pm Sat 29 Mar 14

HJarrs says...

pachallis wrote:
Bluebeef wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
whatevernext2013 wrote:
Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Another prime site building empty, like the terraces bar and grill opposite the pier.
Lots of empty shops in North Street too. It's all looking a bit sad at the moment.
the whole town is looking more than sad at the minute ,i have never seen so many beggars in a city ,the roads are falling apart shops are filthy ,if you hop on a bus in the night and have a good look around its a shame this once nice town has fallen apart as a city
Yup, those who voted Tory should hang their heads in shame. Government cuts are destroying local government and they managed to turn a recovery into 3 years of recession and flatlining economy. B&H are doing better than most.
BHCC clearly has enough money to spend on cycle lanes: could have been spent on genuine regeneration of the city centre
@Bluebeef - HJarrs (unofficial spin doctor for the greens) keeps on spinning the same old yarns - I assume on the basis that if we hear it enough then we might start believing the rubbish he comes out with.

So the greens have been in power for 4 years but the problem is the government cuts for the past 3 years. HJarrs keeps on about others needing to be responsible, but it is the irresponsible greens that have made the situation worse in the city.

HJarrs says Brighton & Hove is doing better than most - but seems to be unable to quantify what measures this applies to? Are we better for residents; for businesses; for council employees; for visitors; for motorists; for cyclists; for travelers?

Which cities are we better than? Look at other towns along the south coast and IMHO we are worse than most - not better. It reminds me of 'The Thin Blue Line' and the town of Gasford who's motto was 'Gasford - it is not as bad as you think''.

HJarrs talks about limited money being available but only today the city council has issued 2 press releases.:

1. they are spending £800k on putting Solar PV systems on 145 sheltered houses to reduce fuel poverty. What will be the payback period for this investment? How much will they actually save residents? And there are Solar PV companies out there that will do it for nothing? Sorry,but why spend money that you don't have to?

2. they are spending £1.3m subsidising buses in the city. Davey says 'We are pleased to be able to support bus services so that residents have access to bus travel on less commercial routes and at weekends and evenings'. Sorry, but in times of recession shouldn't you be looking at reducing subsidies rather than increasing them? If this means reducing services where there is no real demand then why not?

I agree with you that there is lots of money available if this irresponsible green-'led' council stopped spending on vanity projects and used it to help rebuild the city - roll on May 2015!
1. Through the feed in tarrif I would imagine the PVs will become a net contributor to council coffers. Good business.
2. Your lot privatised the buses and made it illegal(!) to cross subsidise. Non-profitable but socially important routes require subsidy from the tax payer whilst the owners of bus companies trouser handsome profits. Your system, take some responsibility for it.

Baseline at 2007, compared to most towns and cities B&H is doing better in terms of lower shop vacancies, faster business growth, job creation etc, etc. just read the Argus.
[quote][p][bold]pachallis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bluebeef[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatevernext2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Another prime site building empty, like the terraces bar and grill opposite the pier. Lots of empty shops in North Street too. It's all looking a bit sad at the moment.[/p][/quote]the whole town is looking more than sad at the minute ,i have never seen so many beggars in a city ,the roads are falling apart shops are filthy ,if you hop on a bus in the night and have a good look around its a shame this once nice town has fallen apart as a city[/p][/quote]Yup, those who voted Tory should hang their heads in shame. Government cuts are destroying local government and they managed to turn a recovery into 3 years of recession and flatlining economy. B&H are doing better than most.[/p][/quote]BHCC clearly has enough money to spend on cycle lanes: could have been spent on genuine regeneration of the city centre[/p][/quote]@Bluebeef - HJarrs (unofficial spin doctor for the greens) keeps on spinning the same old yarns - I assume on the basis that if we hear it enough then we might start believing the rubbish he comes out with. So the greens have been in power for 4 years but the problem is the government cuts for the past 3 years. HJarrs keeps on about others needing to be responsible, but it is the irresponsible greens that have made the situation worse in the city. HJarrs says Brighton & Hove is doing better than most - but seems to be unable to quantify what measures this applies to? Are we better for residents; for businesses; for council employees; for visitors; for motorists; for cyclists; for travelers? Which cities are we better than? Look at other towns along the south coast and IMHO we are worse than most - not better. It reminds me of 'The Thin Blue Line' and the town of Gasford who's motto was 'Gasford - it is not as bad as you think''. HJarrs talks about limited money being available but only today the city council has issued 2 press releases.: 1. they are spending £800k on putting Solar PV systems on 145 sheltered houses to reduce fuel poverty. What will be the payback period for this investment? How much will they actually save residents? And there are Solar PV companies out there that will do it for nothing? Sorry,but why spend money that you don't have to? 2. they are spending £1.3m subsidising buses in the city. Davey says 'We are pleased to be able to support bus services so that residents have access to bus travel on less commercial routes and at weekends and evenings'. Sorry, but in times of recession shouldn't you be looking at reducing subsidies rather than increasing them? If this means reducing services where there is no real demand then why not? I agree with you that there is lots of money available if this irresponsible green-'led' council stopped spending on vanity projects and used it to help rebuild the city - roll on May 2015![/p][/quote]1. Through the feed in tarrif I would imagine the PVs will become a net contributor to council coffers. Good business. 2. Your lot privatised the buses and made it illegal(!) to cross subsidise. Non-profitable but socially important routes require subsidy from the tax payer whilst the owners of bus companies trouser handsome profits. Your system, take some responsibility for it. Baseline at 2007, compared to most towns and cities B&H is doing better in terms of lower shop vacancies, faster business growth, job creation etc, etc. just read the Argus. HJarrs
  • Score: -2

8:28pm Sat 29 Mar 14

pachallis says...

@HJarrs- spin, spin, spin - no facts - no data - you really are a, slow minded gullible fool. You can't provide ANY backing for your claims.

If you read the council PV press release there is no mention of getting FIT payments and even if you do install you only really break even after 12 years - not good business for a council during a recession when you haven't got any money and you are wanting to help the cost of people with fuel poverty. Try learning to read rather than being a spinning loser.

Yet again re buses - round objects - more idealogical wastes of money - and once again you have to blame others for the green's idealogical incompetence and lack of economic skills whwere they spend first and (Sometimes) think afterwards.

Remember you were part of the problem when you supported labour - remember the party that screwed the economy before the coalition got in - now you've switched sides and got on the losing track again - I feel really sorry for the greens having you as a supporter!

You pathetic derided misguided idiot - nobody believes anything you post anymore!
@HJarrs- spin, spin, spin - no facts - no data - you really are a, slow minded gullible fool. You can't provide ANY backing for your claims. If you read the council PV press release there is no mention of getting FIT payments and even if you do install you only really break even after 12 years - not good business for a council during a recession when you haven't got any money and you are wanting to help the cost of people with fuel poverty. Try learning to read rather than being a spinning loser. Yet again re buses - round objects - more idealogical wastes of money - and once again you have to blame others for the green's idealogical incompetence and lack of economic skills whwere they spend first and (Sometimes) think afterwards. Remember you were part of the problem when you supported labour - remember the party that screwed the economy before the coalition got in - now you've switched sides and got on the losing track again - I feel really sorry for the greens having you as a supporter! You pathetic derided misguided idiot - nobody believes anything you post anymore! pachallis
  • Score: 3

10:05pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Levent says...

Fairfax Aches wrote:
Fascist police slavishly doing the bidding of their capitalist masters. Why not sort out the real criminals in this world first such as bankers and corporate greed??
Yes, let's start with the more deserving scumbag and then eventually get around to the better class of scumbag you know the type, who break into churches, wreck the place, leave booby-traps for the police and throw objects at those who work for a living.. I like the cut of your job BOZO. You've got my vote DOUCHEBAG!!
[quote][p][bold]Fairfax Aches[/bold] wrote: Fascist police slavishly doing the bidding of their capitalist masters. Why not sort out the real criminals in this world first such as bankers and corporate greed??[/p][/quote]Yes, let's start with the more deserving scumbag and then eventually get around to the better class of scumbag you know the type, who break into churches, wreck the place, leave booby-traps for the police and throw objects at those who work for a living.. I like the cut of your job BOZO. You've got my vote DOUCHEBAG!! Levent
  • Score: 2

11:16pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Mr chock says...

i never noticed it was closed when i went past the lights were on .. ohh squatters .. i hope they did not do to much damage ... now the summer is here they can go and live in the parks like the travelers in Stanmer park ... Wild park is a bit sh*ty dont go there , not a very good effort to clear up after the travelers left sadly
i never noticed it was closed when i went past the lights were on .. ohh squatters .. i hope they did not do to much damage ... now the summer is here they can go and live in the parks like the travelers in Stanmer park ... Wild park is a bit sh*ty dont go there , not a very good effort to clear up after the travelers left sadly Mr chock
  • Score: -1

6:04pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Roundbill says...

Levent wrote:
Fairfax Aches wrote:
Fascist police slavishly doing the bidding of their capitalist masters. Why not sort out the real criminals in this world first such as bankers and corporate greed??
Yes, let's start with the more deserving scumbag and then eventually get around to the better class of scumbag you know the type, who break into churches, wreck the place, leave booby-traps for the police and throw objects at those who work for a living.. I like the cut of your job BOZO. You've got my vote DOUCHEBAG!!
She means "jib", not "job", obviously.
[quote][p][bold]Levent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fairfax Aches[/bold] wrote: Fascist police slavishly doing the bidding of their capitalist masters. Why not sort out the real criminals in this world first such as bankers and corporate greed??[/p][/quote]Yes, let's start with the more deserving scumbag and then eventually get around to the better class of scumbag you know the type, who break into churches, wreck the place, leave booby-traps for the police and throw objects at those who work for a living.. I like the cut of your job BOZO. You've got my vote DOUCHEBAG!![/p][/quote]She means "jib", not "job", obviously. Roundbill
  • Score: 1

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