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A BASILDON man was left with a fractured eye-socket after a vicious unprovoked assault at a nightclub.
Police believe the 22-year-old victim had been in the Havana Bar VIP area at the Ivory Rooms, in Laindon Road, when he accidentally knocked into someone. He apologised but was then headbutted in the face, leaving him with a fracture to his left eye socket.
The attack happened last Friday (3 May 2013) at the Ivory Rooms, in Laindon Road, Billericay between 11.15pm and midnight.
Police are treating the attack as grievous bodily harm and are calling for witnesses.
The suspect is described as a white man, about 5ft 9 ins to 5ft 10ins tall, with short brown hair, and aged about 18 to 22. He is of large muscular build and was wearing a white T-shirt with large dark lettering on the front.
BASILDON town centre is in for a boost with developers looking to bring two new outlets into empty buildings.
The Echo understands that former Cahoots bar which now stands empty in the Westgate shopping park, is set to become a fitness centre after being boarded up for about two years.
Basildon Council has been in talks with Anytime Fitness – which operates 24 hour gyms – for the firm to take over the empty building and a planning application to change the use of the site has recently been passed.
As well as this, a proposal to turn the former Co-op Travel shop in East Walk into a restaurant has also been submitted to the authority.
Councillors have regularly criticised the town centre’s lack of eateries, with the Tory administration’s £1billion masterplan designed to create a night-time economy for Basildon town centre by opening restaurants, bars, and a cinema over the next few years.
Owners of the Colors nightclub, on Southernhay, Basildon appeared at Basildon Magistrates’ Court after being served with a noise abatement notice following a stream of complaints from residents living in the new nearby Icon flats development.
They complained they are being kept awake at all hours by revellers at the club using the venue’s outside seating area, which is above the Beehive pub.
They have proposed erecting a screening wall, which would act as a noise shield around the balcony, to give residents a quieter life.
A MAN suffered a broken wrist and facial injuries following a fight at a nightclub.
The man, who is in his 40s, was at the Chicago Rock Cafe at Basildon’s Festival Leisure Park when the trouble broke out at 1.30am on June 2, 2012.
Visitors watched wakeboarders perform flips and spins at the Festival Wakeboard Park at the former Aquatels lake behind Basildon’s Festival Leisure Park.
The park’s action-packed grand opening took place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Crowds watched pro-riders perform stunts and visitors also enjoyed music and entertainment and were able to book special introductory sessions for the adrenaline-fuelled watersport.
Official Site: festwake.co.uk
A NIGHTCLUB is investigating claims from a punter who said he was attacked by bouncers and left with a broken foot, nose and two black eyes.
Darrell Clark, 30, says he will never return to the Liquid and Envy, on Basildon’s Festival Leisure Park, where the attack happened.
“I woke up on the steps outside the club and someone, who I believe was a bouncer, was leaning over me.”While lying on the floor he told the person he could not walk. He said the man told him he “wouldn’t be walking anywhere” and then punched him in the face, knocking him unconscious a second time.
Police say they are still investigating the attack, at 3.30am on Saturday, December 17, 2011
TWO nightclubs threatened with closure in Basildon are to stay open – saving 100 jobs.
The future of Liquid & Envy at Festival Leisure Park has been secured, after the £45million sale of its parent company to a consortium of industry experts.
Luminar, the parent company of 66 nightclubs across the UK, went into administration in October with debts of £140million.
The 100 staff at Basildon had faced an uncertain future since then.
Liquid & Envy opened at Festival Leisure Park in April 2008, in the former Lava and Ignite buildings.
Kunt and the Gang will be playing at the Jolly Friar this Saturday night, 22nd October 2011 on their “Hurry Up And Suck Me Off Before I Get Famous Tour.”
After seven years, and mainly by old-fashioned word of mouth with only the occasional crumb of media coverage, Kunt and the Gang is an uncompromising
minor underground success story in true Punk tradition.
Kunt himself is proud to have become Basildon’s most famous export – apart from Depeche Mode, Vince, Alison Moyet, Denise Van Outen, Terry Marsh and Big Brother housemate Brian (black, not gay).
Update 10 May 2011:
Official Site: festwake.co.uk
Update 20 Dec 2011:
WATERSPORTS fans will be able to wakeboard and swim outdoors after plans to transform a Basildon lake were approved.
Sports firm JVP Leisure has been given the green light to turn Aquatels lake behind Festival Leisure Park, off Cranes Farm Road, in Basildon, into a haven for thrillseekers.
THRILLSEEKERS could soon enjoy adrenalin fueled fun on a lake as a firm bids to bring wakeboarding to Basildon.
JVP Leisure has bought the lake behind Festival Leisure Park, off Cranes Farm Road, Basildon, and could now create a wakeboarding facility.
Several local fishermen, who are opposed to the plans, have set up a Facebook page called “Save Aquatels Fishery”.
THE opening of a new Army-themed laser quest centre in Basildon will open in October, three months behind schedule.
The £750,000 centre, influenced by popular computer game Call of Duty, will offer sessions to children aged six and over.