Former Brighton fetish club told to keep the noise down

A former fetish club has been told to keep the noise down after complaints from neighbours.

Tom’s Bar in Prince Albert Street, Brighton, got a “yellow card” from a panel of councillors yesterday (Friday).

The bar, which styles itself as a dance music club, was still operating under a licence designed for its former use as a late-night fetish club when the complaints were made.

After a meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council’s licensing committee its closing time was cut back to 2am from 4am on Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings.

The bar’s new licence means all music must be played through a noise limiting device to stop sound leaving the venue.

All doors and windows must be closed and the beer garden closed at 11pm.

After that only five people at a time will be allowed to smoke at the front of the venue.

The council’s environmental health department applied for the club’s licence to be reviewed after a series of noise complaints from neighbours.

The bar was issued with a noise abatement notice in March - but the papers submitted to the council licensing panel said noise inside a neighbour’s flat was “at an intrusive level”.

The Argus was unable to contact the licensee, Terry King, yesterday (Fri).

Councillor Pete West, the Green party’s licensing spokesman, said: “The noise was so loud the resident’s mirror was shaking in his living room.

“The licence-holder has been given a yellow card.

“It has been made plain to him that if he fails to comply with the new conditions there will be a strong presumption towards revoking the premises licence.”

In 2007 a £100,000 facelift transformed the venue from a Polish wine bar into Tom’s Leather and Fetish Bar.

It advertised itself as “Brighton’s sleaziest members-only bar and club” where buckets of condoms and lubricants and a “fetish dungeon” were laid on for patrons.

The venture was short-lived and the bar was reinvented as a dance music venue.

The licence was changed yesterday to drop requirements for customers to become members.

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3:49pm Mon 21 Sep 09

yorkie44 says...

This place has gone from a champagne bar to a sleezy dump. Says everything about Brighton!
This place has gone from a champagne bar to a sleezy dump. Says everything about Brighton! yorkie44

4:10pm Mon 21 Sep 09

For Every Sprinkle I Find says...

yorkie44 wrote:
This place has gone from a champagne bar to a sleezy dump. Says everything about Brighton!
No, just says everything about this bar. Don't tar the whole of Brighton with your moronic brush. Most of Brighton is still fine. Yes, the bars are getting worse but who is to blame? Clearly that's what the people (scum) want. Don't like it? Go complain on the internet... OH WAIT.

Jerk.
[quote][p][bold]yorkie44[/bold] wrote: This place has gone from a champagne bar to a sleezy dump. Says everything about Brighton![/p][/quote]No, just says everything about this bar. Don't tar the whole of Brighton with your moronic brush. Most of Brighton is still fine. Yes, the bars are getting worse but who is to blame? Clearly that's what the people (scum) want. Don't like it? Go complain on the internet... OH WAIT. Jerk. For Every Sprinkle I Find

7:10pm Mon 21 Sep 09

puddingandpi says...

They should be given a thorough spanking ;-p
They should be given a thorough spanking ;-p puddingandpi

9:44pm Mon 21 Sep 09

snerper says...

If they're 'strapped' for cash, perhaps a few former clients could have a 'whip round', to pay for some sound poofing { sorry, that should read= soundproofing}! I'd oblige, but, at the moment my hands are tied!
If they're 'strapped' for cash, perhaps a few former clients could have a 'whip round', to pay for some sound poofing { sorry, that should read= soundproofing}! I'd oblige, but, at the moment my hands are tied! snerper

4:14pm Tue 22 Sep 09

Chris in Brighton says...

Quote - It advertised itself as “Brighton’s sleaziest members-only bar and club” where buckets of condoms and lubricants and a “fetish dungeon” were laid on for patrons. - Unquote.

I feel sick!
Quote - It advertised itself as “Brighton’s sleaziest members-only bar and club” where buckets of condoms and lubricants and a “fetish dungeon” were laid on for patrons. - Unquote. I feel sick! Chris in Brighton

6:00pm Tue 22 Sep 09

Angry Voter says...

I hear The Portland and the GreenHouse Effect in Hove are up for sale.

Nothing to do with the price of chips.
I hear The Portland and the GreenHouse Effect in Hove are up for sale. Nothing to do with the price of chips. Angry Voter

6:27pm Tue 22 Sep 09

daisy300 says...

Brighton is a scummy place at night, its full of perverts and sex fiends, and chavs. it disgusts me... when i think of how it was when i was a child, its now just druggies, alcoholics and chavs chavs chavs ugh
Brighton is a scummy place at night, its full of perverts and sex fiends, and chavs. it disgusts me... when i think of how it was when i was a child, its now just druggies, alcoholics and chavs chavs chavs ugh daisy300

7:18pm Tue 22 Sep 09

Angry Voter says...

daisy300 wrote:
Brighton is a scummy place at night, its full of perverts and sex fiends, and chavs. it disgusts me... when i think of how it was when i was a child, its now just druggies, alcoholics and chavs chavs chavs ugh
I agree 100% Brighton used to be a nice place until the property speculators and the drug dealers moved in.

The town (sorry city) and the council is full of flakes and weirdos

The place is filthy.

I'm glad my mother and father aren't alive to see the sick state of the town that they loved so much.
[quote][p][bold]daisy300[/bold] wrote: Brighton is a scummy place at night, its full of perverts and sex fiends, and chavs. it disgusts me... when i think of how it was when i was a child, its now just druggies, alcoholics and chavs chavs chavs ugh[/p][/quote]I agree 100% Brighton used to be a nice place until the property speculators and the drug dealers moved in. The town (sorry city) and the council is full of flakes and weirdos The place is filthy. I'm glad my mother and father aren't alive to see the sick state of the town that they loved so much. Angry Voter

7:28pm Tue 22 Sep 09

RickH says...

Angry Voter wrote:
daisy300 wrote: Brighton is a scummy place at night, its full of perverts and sex fiends, and chavs. it disgusts me... when i think of how it was when i was a child, its now just druggies, alcoholics and chavs chavs chavs ugh
I agree 100% Brighton used to be a nice place until the property speculators and the drug dealers moved in. The town (sorry city) and the council is full of flakes and weirdos The place is filthy. I'm glad my mother and father aren't alive to see the sick state of the town that they loved so much.
Funny that...I'm not a chav, flake, weirdo, druggie, alcoholic, sex fiend not a pervert. Nor am I a reactionary prone to generalisations to make a point.
[quote][p][bold]Angry Voter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daisy300[/bold] wrote: Brighton is a scummy place at night, its full of perverts and sex fiends, and chavs. it disgusts me... when i think of how it was when i was a child, its now just druggies, alcoholics and chavs chavs chavs ugh[/p][/quote]I agree 100% Brighton used to be a nice place until the property speculators and the drug dealers moved in. The town (sorry city) and the council is full of flakes and weirdos The place is filthy. I'm glad my mother and father aren't alive to see the sick state of the town that they loved so much. [/p][/quote]Funny that...I'm not a chav, flake, weirdo, druggie, alcoholic, sex fiend not a pervert. Nor am I a reactionary prone to generalisations to make a point. RickH

9:47pm Tue 22 Sep 09

Angry Voter says...

Someone has sh15 hot case of worrying that people are always talking about them.

To paraphrase the words of an old song:

You're so vain you probably think this post is about you.
Someone has sh15 hot case of worrying that people are always talking about them. To paraphrase the words of an old song: You're so vain you probably think this post is about you. Angry Voter

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