Students only club get the go ahead

By Matthew Bates Wednesday 14 November 2012 Updated: 14/11 14:42

A NIGHTCLUB dedicated to Coventry University students has been granted a licence by city councillors.

Hush, in Far Gosford Street, was given the go-ahead during a hearing on Monday.

Entry to the former Rileys snooker hall site will be limited purely for students and some guests - with visitors signing a guest book on entry. The venue's licence gives them permission for films, dance and plays until 3am, seven days a week.

Owners of rival club Kasbah, brothers Amarjit and Varinder Kullar, had objected to the plans.

They claimed the students' union was opening the club to move away from its responsible drinking policy and promote binge drinking.

Hush opened for the first time last night (Wednesday) when it was set to clash with Kasbah hosting a controversial student-only event called Carnage.

The bar crawl event, hosted in cities nationwide, has been slammed by drink campaigners in the past for its tendency to promote heavy drinking by students.

Kasbah's owners also claimed parents of 18-year-old students would be under the impression their children would be in supervised conditions by university staff.

An email was sent out to students warning them the university played no part in the running of Hush.

Conditions placed on the licence included messages being placed throughout the venue warning customers of drinking guidelines.

A noise-limiting device will also be fitted restricting the maximum music volume while CCTV will be fitted both inside and outside the venue.

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