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Canning Town pub and Forest Gate club temporarily closed after crime concerns

PUBLISHED: 06:30 21 November 2011 | UPDATED: 07:38 21 November 2011

Pubs temporarily closed after crime concerns

A pub in Canning Town and a club in Forest Gate have had their licences suspended after reports of crime and disorder.

Officers asked Newham Council to investigate the Ordnance Arms pub in Barking Road and Club 19 in Upton Lane.

Following a summary review hearing concerning each venue, members of the council’s licensing sub-committee agreed to suspend the premises licence of both in order to prevent further incidents taking place.

The full review hearing for Club 19 will take place on November 24, while the full hearing for the Ordnance Arms is due to take place in early December.

The Ordnance Arms will be allowed to re-open before the hearing provided that stringent conditions are met.

These include having properly registered and licensed door supervisors, alcohol is not sold after 11pm, and the pub closes by 11.30pm, and that properly secured and working CCTV is in operation.

Councillor Ian Corbett, executive member for environment and chairman of the licensing sub-committee, said: “We are committed to creating a safer community and will not tolerate crime and antisocial behaviour in any form.

“We want pubs and clubs to have robust working practices that manage the way they operate so that they become better places.

“We will not hesitate to suspend licences if there is good reason to do so while full investigations are carried out.

“Those who operate pubs and clubs in accordance with the conditions of their licence have nothing to fear.”


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