Police ask for licence of 'nuisance' Downend pub to be reviewed

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By BeckyFeather | Thursday, August 12, 2010, 18:00

The Chief Constable has asked for a Downend pub's licence to be reviewed after a catalogue of complaints.

It is alleged that The Foresters Arms on Salisbury Road has been at the centre of trouble since January when a new bar manager,Tony Martin, was employed by licence holders Peter Olsen and his wife Jayne to run the premises.

The review is being sought on the grounds of preventing crime and disorder and public nuisance.

It will be heard by South Gloucestershire Council's licensing sub-committee on Tuesday, August 17.

The report to the sub-committee says: "The grounds for review relate to continual complaints to the police emanating from the premises since March in relation to public nuisance and crime and disorder.

"Within the case file is contained the history of complaints reported to the local authority licensing department dating back to February of this year.

"Furthermore complaints have been made to the Noise Protection Team stemming back to March. This too is included within the case file. This joint history of complaints would seem to coincide with the same period of employ of Mr Martin."

The sub-committee will be told that meetings have been held with both Mr Martin and Mr Olsen to "advise and educate them and assist them in their roles" but because of "continual non compliance", the review has been submitted under Section 51 of the Licensing Act 2003.

The review will be heard in the council chamber in Thornbury at 10am.

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  • Profile image for Robert1969

    That's ridiculous I've be going to this pub for years and the bar staff and customers are never any trouble. I think somebody has it it for this pub!

    By Robert1969 at 22:10 on 19/08/10

  • Profile image for Alfred2010

    I have never seen or heard of any trouble in this pub! "Nuisance" Pub!? What a joke! It's one of the nicest, friendliest pubs in the area. All ages go to this pub and it has a really nice atmosphere.

    By Alfred2010 at 18:54 on 19/08/10

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