Warsop: The White House Pub issued with closure notice after breach in licence terms

Guardian News
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A pub in Warsop has been issued with a closure notice after breaching its licence.

Police in Mansfield Woodhouse took action after routine checks were carried out at The White House Pub in Carr Lane.

The checks revealed seven licensing breaches and the police served a Closure Notice on Sunday 12 October 2014.

The breaches included CCTV was not working, records not being updated and incorrect signage.

The Closure Notice restricts the sale of alcohol and licensable activities and gives the pub licensee a week to rectify the issues raised.

Mansfield Woodhouse Neighbourhood Inspector Mark Webster said: “Licensing conditions are put in place for a reason – to prevent crime and disorder, to prevent public nuisance and to keep the public safe.

“We will take strong enforcement action against those who breach their licence conditions and are seen to add to local crime and disorder. We conduct some really good partnership working with licensing teams within the local authority and with trading standards to improve the management of premises that serve alcohol.”

Several pubs in Mansfield have also been spoken to around a planned event in Warsop offering free shots to those taking part.

The event, Warsop’s “Walking Dead” Weekend, is due to take place on Friday 31 October and Saturday 1 November 2014.

Inspector Webster added: “Anything that encourages irresponsible drinking is a breach of mandatory licensing conditions and we have been speaking to the pubs involved about this.”