6 May 2016

Live Music Policy Panel is a success

A special panel meeting aiming to gather information on the issues surrounding live music venues in the city was a great success.

Representatives from the music industry and Brighton & Hove City Council officers got together at the Live Music Policy Panel on Tuesday 12 April to collect evidence for the final report.

The cross-party panel, made up of Councillors Joe Miller, Lizzie Deane and Peter Atkinson, was called on to review the procedures and protocols concerning noise abatement notices served on live music venues in the city in response to a petition submitted by Mark Stack. 

The meeting was attended by representatives from BIMM, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Inn Brighton Ltd and bands Blood Red Shoes and The Xcerts as well as others, who spoke in the morning session about the problems that live music venues are facing.

The afternoon was a chance for council officers from the relevant council services to speak about the relevant legislation and council policies surrounding this issue.

Councillor Joe Miller, Chair of the Live Music Policy Panel, said: “This meeting was a perfect opportunity for the Panel to engage with representatives from the live music industry, including council officers.  The day provided an excellent forum to gather a broad range of evidence and views and help to inform the Panel’s forthcoming final report”

The panel will be taking written evidence until Friday 13 May and will also be building in time to talk to the Police about licensing and encouraging members of the community to give their views.

Send evidence to Karen.Amsden@brighton-hove.gov.uk