Blidworth pub to fight suspension

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A BLIDWORTH pub is trying to win back its right to sell alcohol today two weeks after it was suspended.

The landlord of the White Lion on Main Street in the village has secured a hearing at Newark & Sherwood District Council after a police application led to the bar on booze.

Nottinghamshire Police applied for a review of the premises licence at the pub following an incident on 6th May.

Newark & Sherwood District Council will hear the review on 8th June, having stopped the pub selling alcohol in the meantime on 13th May.

But if today’s application at Kelham Hall is successful, the pub will be able to serve at least until the full review is heard.

Said a council spokesman: “The landlord has a right to request that the suspension is lifted and if that is put in it has to go to a hearing within 48 hours.”

The notice of application states: “The grounds of the application for the summary review are that a senior police officer is satisfied that the premises are associated with serious crime and/or disorder.”