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Repeal the Noise Abatement Notice served to The Blind Tiger Club

Brighton and Hove is a vibrant city with a rich, diverse history of culture and live music. However, over the past eight years we have lost a number of iconic live music venues in the city, some due to issues that could well have been sorted out with the full cooperation of all parties.

Due to noise complaints by ONE person who moved into a flat above a bar with a long history of live music, we are losing another live music venue. We are all entitled to peace and quiet, but moving into a flat above a live music venue and complaining about the noise is like moving to Spain and complaining it's too hot.

We, the undersigned, appeal to Brighton and Hove City Council to repeal the Noise Abatement Notice served to one of Brighton's last remaining independent live music venues.

UPDATE 1: Brighton & Hove City Council offer counter-statement -

UPDATE 2: We will be going on BBC Sussex's Breakfast show tomorrow morning (20/05/2014) to talk about the petition and why this is important to us.

UPDATE 3: Brighton MP Caroline Lucas gives her support! Caroline has been lobbying Brighton & Hove City Council to overturn the noise abatement notice! See her blog post at

Also, the management at The Blind Tiger Club have emailed councillors and council officers today requesting a meeting to see whether anything can be done. No ground has been given yet by anyone, and it is unknown whether there will be any progress.

UPDATE 4: From the Blind Tiger Club's Facebook page (22/05/2014)

"We have a meeting with the apparently Tiger-friendly Green Party Chair and Vice Chair of Licensing at Brighton & Hove City Council tomorrow, at the Town Hall, to see if anything positive can come from this farrago. Thanks again for the shows of support! Plus, remember to vote today!"


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