Restrictions on Wath pub with violent history

By Gareth Dennison | 19/09/2019

Restrictions on Wath pub with violent history
The Red Lion in Wath

A PUB with a record of violent incidents has agreed to more stringent conditions on its alcohol licence.

The Red Lion, Wath, has seen its terms varied following concerns from South Yorkshire Police and Rotherham Borough Council.

The new conditions include reduced trading hours, more CCTV and a refusals register to record when customers are turned away.

The conditions document, drawn up by RMBC’s licensing team, said closing time would be brought forward to midnight.

It added: “This will reduce the risk of violent incidents between midnight and 1am, which the premises has a record of.”

Digital CCTV has to be added to cover the whole premises, stored for 28 days and be accessible to police when required.

Improved staff training was also ordered, with a focus on drug awareness, underage sales and serving to persons who are drunk.

The pub, on High Street, must also operate a Challenge 25 policy to avoid selling alcohol to youngsters. Under 18s have to be off the premises after 8pm.

The pub made no representations to challenge any of the licence conditions.


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