Lewes District Council have confirmed a full public hearing into the licence of a Seaford nightclub will go ahead after owners announced closure plans this week.
The review for The Trek nightclub in Blatchington Road comes after the nightspot had its licence temporarily suspended by Lewes District Council last month following submissions by Sussex Police, due concerns over "serious crime and serious disorder".
Police say they made the submission following an incident last month, which left a member of door staff with potentially life-changing injuries.
Police say the full details of its application, including its evidence, were provided to the owners who appointed a barrister to give evidence on their behalf at a hearing on September 22. After hearing from both sides, councillors determined that the club's licence would be temporarily suspended and a full hearing held on October 17.
On Tuesday (October 4), Sussex Police submitted final details of their concerns to Lewes District Council and the Lewes MP, Maria Caulfield submitted evidence on behalf of 29 families who say they had been negatively affected by the behavior of customers at The Trek. The licence for the club was surrendered by the owner on Thursday (October 6).
On Friday (October 7) Lewes District Council confirmed that it is still necessary for the planned public hearing, scheduled for 6pm on October 17 at the Lewes Council Offices, to take place.
Don't miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you'll be amongst the first to know what's going on.
1) Make our website your homepage
2) Like our Facebook page
3) Follow us on Twitter
4) Register with us by clicking on 'sign in' (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends - so they don't miss out!
Always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.