pubs and clubs pass police inspections
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.
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.
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.
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 Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"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
"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."