Reactions divided on Lennox
By BREE PRICE
THE Lennox Point Hotel recorded its worst New Year's Eve turnover, manager Gavin Fensom said yesterday.
He said people who were lining up along the footpath to enter the front of the pub were moved by police to keep it clear for pedestrians.
This year saw the main street in front of the pub remain open to traffic, after celebrations were moved from the beachfront to Williams Reserve.
"On New Year's Eve you expect the pub to be filled up, but when you block off the front door people just walk away.
"We had to shut the the front of the bottle shop and we had a can bar inside, and it just killed business."
However Lennox Head Residents' Association president Brian Smith said the shift was a success.
He said despite the disappointing live music and light show, it was 'a pleasant event' and hoped such a family-orientated event would continue.
Lennox Head Lions Club president Rita Cranston said the club was very happy with the event, and would look at being involved again with more rides, food stalls and entertainment.