Strict conditions set on Hounslow Bar

A Hounslow bar and nightclub has been ordered to follow strict conditions.

Published: Friday, 18th November 2016

A Hounslow bar and nightclub has been ordered to follow strict conditions in order to keep its licence following a number of serious anti-social incidents.

Formerly known as Bar 113, in High Street, Hounslow, it has been ordered to close at 1am between Thursdays and Saturdays.

Other measures in place will see all visitors entering and re-entering the premises to be searched and any weapons or drugs found, will be immediately reported to police.

Staff will be stationed at the entrance to the club, supervising the entry and exit of visitors from 8pm until closing.

All staff working at the club, including management, will also have to undergo regular training including how to use the CCTV system, with refresher courses undertaken once a year. Valid certificates must also be made available for inspection by authorised officers on request within 24 hours.

The bar and nightclub had its licence suspended following a number of anti-social behaviour incidents including a serious assault which left three people injured, in October.

The measures were put in place on its premises licences following an application and review by Hounslow police which was supported by Hounslow Council’s Licensing Panel.

There will be a licensing inspection to check that the conditions are being adhered to and should there be any breaches, the licence will be brought back for review. The licence holder could then face prosecution, an unlimited fine and/or six months in prison.

Councillor Sue Sampson, Cabinet Member for Community Protection, Hounslow Council, said: “The safety and well-being of our residents and visitors to the borough is our priority.

“The new measures for the owners are now in place and we, along with the police, will be monitoring the situation to ensure these conditions are being met.

“When we have complaints such as this, we will act immediately and seek to review licence conditions so we are satisfied that our residents and visitors are not put at risk.”
Hounslow Council’s licensing panel has required that the premises will be under new management when it re-opens on 17 November and will trade under a new name, George’s Bar.

Hounslow Chief Inspector Wayne Matthews, said: “The premises will have new management and security officers in place and will have increased public safety measures in accordance with the conditions imposed.

“Hounslow Police will continue to work with the new management to ensure the conditions are met and the safety of customers is maximised.”

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