Out of touch stance killing the pub trade

I WAS reading Richard Gladstone’s article regarding the licence application for the new pub the Electric Stag and was surprised at the objections of the chief environmental health officer.

Surely a town centre is expected to be noisy and busy on a Friday and Saturday? Do people living in the town centre seriously expect it to be quiet on these evenings? It’s this kind of out of touch administration that is killing the pub trade.

Hastings currently has the worst night life and selection of pubs in its history. Why should places like Fluid and Frenchs be given all the late night trade and new businesses not be allowed a try?

DANIEL BRANSBY

Braybrooke Road