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Towyn pub and nightclub cancels New Year’s Eve party after licence suspension

A PUB and nightclub has cancelled a New Year’s Eve Party after its licence was suspended over a “drink and drug-fuelled” underage party.

Sunny’s Bar and Bentley’s nightclub on Towyn Road took the decision even though the suspension does not come into effect until January 3, 2024.

A Conwy County Council licensing committee agreed to a North Wales Police application to suspend the seaside venue’s ability to serve alcohol in the wake of a shocking report that outlined a number of incidents including young teenagers being so drunk they needed medical treatment, with two being taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd; claims that children may have taken cocaine and ketamine; and children bringing alcohol into the site at an under-18s disco.

The report also recorded 16 fights, threats of and use of weapons, drunkenness, and theft. The report also alleged staff failed to intervene when vulnerable children were seen lying drunk on the pavement outside Sunny’s (aka Sonny’s Bar).

Until recently EJP Entertainment were advertising their New Year’s Eve Party on social media. But after being contacted by the Local Democracy Reporting Service, a spokesman said they had now decided to cancel the event.

He said: “Although the suspension on the licence does not start until 3 January 2024, we have taken the decision to cancel our New Year’s Eve party. Customers are welcome to join us to see in the New Year at the Wendover or to contact us for a refund on purchased tickets.”

Conwy County Council said the bar and nightclub were allowed to operate until January 3: “They have 21 days to appeal the decision. The suspension starts at the end of that statutory appeals period.”