A NIGHTCLUB will have its licence reviewed next Tuesday by councillors, who will decide if it can stay open.

After Dark, 112 London Street, has been a club since the 1970s, and hosts various nights including drag shows, 80s discos, and live bands.

The club’s neighbours have complained to Reading Borough Council that it is playing music too loud and too late, and that the soundproofing is ineffective.

Zee Khan, the manager, said: “I’m hoping next week for a long-term solution that helps promote this club and is also good for the community and the neighbours.”

Its licence allows music until 2am. On June 18, councillors on the licensing committee will decide whether to issue a formal warning to the club, change the conditions of the licence, suspend it for up to three months, or revoke it.

The review had been scheduled for April, but late evidence from the police given to the committee led to a delay, as well as the local elections in May.

Thames Valley Police had provided 30 pages of extra evidence and 1 hour and 16 minutes of CCTV footage the day before the review in April.

Mr Khan said since the April meeting, an acoustic report has been carried out. Councillors had been asking for the ‘crucial’ report for months.

Most of the noise complaints to the council came from a single nearby flat. One recent complaint stated: “I could not hear our television or the hourly church bells.”

The club has also recently applied for a temporary event notice, to allow it to host an under 18’s live music event on June 22. The licensing committee will consider the application in the same meeting next week.

After Dark is based in a former biscuit factory, and has been a club for decades. It is surrounded by newly built flats.