Bluebird Cafe licence application

The Bluebird cafe on Ferring seafront has applied for a ‘pub’ – type licence enabling alcohol to be sold between 10am and midnight six days a week (10.30pm on Sundays). At present, there is a ‘restaurant’ – type licence where alcohol can only be served with a substantial meal, indoors only, between 10am and 11pm.

Also the owner wishes to extend his operating hours for music and dancing until 12.30am six days a week.

Ferring Conservation Group values the facility of a beachfront cafe and restaurant in the village, as well as its occasional use for late evening private parties, but we feel that the possible advent of a pub and in effect a night club up to six days a week until 12.30am in this residential location is not sustainable. We consider that there would be unreasonable problems of noise and disturbance, an increase in anti social behaviour, more litter and an increase of late night traffic in the narrow unlit residential roads leading to and from the cafe.

We are objecting to this application, as is Ferring Parish Council. If you agree and would like to lodge your own objection, please do so to by e mailing  – The reference number is 14483.