Eastbourne churches who hire halls for Birthday parties should be extra vigilant following a booking taken by a Willingdon church for a party of 30 12-15 year olds where the responsible adult, no alcohol provisions were ignored and an estimated 150+ attended. They only left the building following a threatened assault on the vicar. The insistent noise of the fire alarm cleared the premises but public disorder took place on the street outside.
The church suffered internal decorational damage. The responsible adult clause should be checked when opening the building.