Purbeck District Council has ruled that hours of trading at the Victoria Club in Swanage should be cut back to less than those of neighbouring pubs, and that live music should cease. The ruling is subject to appeal.
Complaints were made by people who live in Quayside Court opposite, and also people who live above the club.
"Antisocial behaviour is present in this area because of the Victoria Club, there's no doubt about that" alleged one local resident, according to the Echo.
It seems to me that there are several issues, well worth debate here.
When a club has been operating for years, is it acceptable for people to buy or rent a flat above or opposite and complain about the club?
Are they alleging that if the club closed completely, there would be no antisocial behaviour in that part of town? What about people using the other pubs, fast food shops, and open area on the quayside?
If the club were to close completely, what knock-on effect would this have to local trade?
Parties come to Swanage for a meal, tour round the pubs then a trip to the club for late night drinks and dancing. Surely the loss of the only night club would affect other businesses too?
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