Published: September 5, 2010
Burnham-On-Sea pubs and clubs pass police inspections

Pubs and clubs in Burnham-On-Sea and Brean have passed the latest round of police inspections on illegal door staff and the sale of alcohol to underage customers.

Six premises in the Burnham area have been visited by test purchasers in an operation carried out over the last few days by police and Trading Standards officers.

There were no failures this time - the first time for several years that all local licensees have passed the inspection.

Separately, 23 door supervisors have been checked in Burnham and Brean in a joint operation with the Security Industry Authority and they were all found to be properly badged and registered.

Meanwhile, Burnham police also attended last weekend's two-day concert at the Oak Tree Arena in Highbridge, which was granted on appeal subject to stringent conditions being agreed with police.

Underage drinking"The event went smoothly with no incidents of crime or disorder being reported. The local beat manager PC Esther Robinson worked closely with the organisers leading up to the event and she attended each evening to brief security staff. The feedback received has been positive with the organisation being efficient and professional," added Sgt Kennett.

Burnham-On-Sea Police Sergeant Ian Kennett told "The Burnham Policing Team have been working with the SIA and other partners to raise standards in licensed premises."

"This helps to make Sedgemoor a safer place where visitors and local people can enjoy the entertainment amenities without the fear of violence or disorder. The standards of all staff in licensed premises play an important part in reducing crime and disorder."

"The results must be seen as a success with the standards of management in our pubs improving. It also demonstrates the worth of the PACT process in tackling community concerns."


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