Plans to charge pubs and clubs to open late shelved after investigation

Gazette: Plans to charge pubs and clubs to open late shelved after investigation Plans to charge pubs and clubs to open late shelved after investigation

PLANS to charge night spots up to £4,000 a year to open into the early hours of the morning have been shelved.

The idea was being considered by a special task and finish group set up by Colchester Council to look into making the town centre safer at night time.

It had been proposed the money collected from pubs and clubs in Colchester would be collected by Essex Police Crime Commissioner and ring-fenced for reinvestment in the town to fund extra police officers, the SOS Bus and clean-up costs.

But at its latest meeting, the task and finish group voted to delay moving on with the proposals because the council and police are already taking stronger action on rogue town centre venues than they had previously.

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2:42pm Mon 12 May 14

Mark Goacher says...

This decision is quite wrong. The original plan was a good idea. Colchester is becoming an increasingly violent place late at night and residents want action now not just words.
This decision is quite wrong. The original plan was a good idea. Colchester is becoming an increasingly violent place late at night and residents want action now not just words. Mark Goacher
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4:52pm Mon 12 May 14

jut1972 says...

It was a flawed proposal.
Quiet real ale pubs charged the same as the usual queen street suspects?
It was a flawed proposal. Quiet real ale pubs charged the same as the usual queen street suspects? jut1972
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