Neighbours of Ocean Rooms vent fury

Posted On 04 Feb 2010 at 11:01 am

The full strength of feeling against a notorious Brighton club has been revealed in letters urging the council to close it down.

The Ocean Rooms was last week put up for sale, but before then its neighbours pleaded with Brighton and Hove City Council to close it for good after its licence was suspended at the request of Brighton police.

A petition signed by 14 residents and four letters were received from people living nearby, including the chairwoman of Kingswood and Milner Tenants’ Association Debra Dudeney.

She describes how clubgoers urinated in bin sheds, swore at residents and screamed and shouted while falling over in the flats’ play areas

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She added: “The Ocean Rooms have had no consideration for its neighbouring properties and to advertise as an “After Club Club” in a residential area in my opinion is ridiculous.

“There have been three deaths to my knowledge outside this club. Is this not enough?”

Another says he has barely had one uninterrupted night’s sleep since summer thanks to noise from the club.

The council’s licensing committee is due to decide whether to rescind the licence tomorrow.

Chancey Cummings, 25, of no fixed abode appeared in court on Tuesday and was charged with manslaughter over the death of Ricky Brown, 25, who died days after being assaulted at the club in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

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