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Who is responsable for enforceing Pub liceance?

(11 Posts)
AnEerieAirOfHorror Sun 04-Nov-12 09:38:45


Who or what organisation is responsable for make sure a pub is run properly?


Shakey1500 Sun 04-Nov-12 09:40:51

It depends. Is it a freehouse or owned by a brewery? Eitherway, the local council is responsible for issuing the licence. What's not being done properly?

AnEerieAirOfHorror Sun 04-Nov-12 09:58:01

A bonfire and fireworks display.

Check out the photos on my profile.

chipsandpeas Sun 04-Nov-12 10:05:17

the council would be your best bet

2cats2many Sun 04-Nov-12 10:10:05

I'm not sure that the bonfire would be something that the local authority would be able to help you with. They deal with licensing issues (opening hours, etc). Unless the bonfire party went on very late and people were very badly behaved, I'm not sure anything could be done.

Has the party happened? Was there a problem?

AnEerieAirOfHorror Sun 04-Nov-12 10:16:23

The pub let off fireworks less than 3 meters from my livingroom.

They put a firework the wrong way and 20 people including children had to run back out the way.

They left the fire unattended.

It happened last night.

Shakey1500 Sun 04-Nov-12 10:17:41

Ah ok, just read your other thread. Tossers. Sadly I don't think anything that happened would have contravened their licence. I'm thinking if the police, fire service and EH couldn't stop them, then the council probably won't take any action either.

Glad you are all ok

AnEerieAirOfHorror Sun 04-Nov-12 10:19:53

Is there really nothing i can do to stop this happening again?

AnEerieAirOfHorror Sun 04-Nov-12 10:24:27

Would i be allowed to put up a six foot brick wall from the outhouse to the garage?

Shakey1500 Sun 04-Nov-12 10:26:02

It's a freehold pub. Better to have been a brewery run pub as then a lengthy email with photos attatched to the brewery emphasising endangering customers/community member's lives etc would may have had some effect. Not to say you couldn't bombard the council who issues the licence with the same thing? Ditto MP?

What's the pub like anyway? I can hazard a good guess. Any knowledge of drug dealers frequenting for example. An anonymous tip off to the police to instigate a raid? (never a bad thing anyway imo smile )

smiler01 Mon 05-Nov-12 09:52:04

My dad owns a pub and there is a specific lady at the council who deals with the pubs licence, if someone was to speak her department complaining about the pub she gets involved and depending on the seriousness she does get quite strict and keeps and eye on them. The last pub my dad owned when people were leaving they were extremely noisy and so complained and dad was warned about it, I would imagine that if your local council had something like that they would at least speak with the pub and then I'd imagine it's a case of keep complaining. Our local council do regular raids on all te pubs to keep them on their toes so maybe a complaint like this will trigger them in to taking a closer look and rectifying some issues!

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