banned from pubs in Burnham-On-Sea in crackdown on violence
people have been banned from visiting pubs and clubs in Burnham-On-Sea,
Taunton and Bridgwater as part of a scheme to crackdown on pub
violence and criminal behaviour in the area.
West Businesses Against Crime (SWBAC) runs the scheme in conjunction
with local police and businesses and, as pubs gear up for a busy
Christmas, it has warned revellers that violence will not be tolerated.
caught engaging in offences such as assault, public order, criminal
damage, sexual or domestic abuse offences, possession of controlled
substances, or drink spiking will not only have to deal with criminal
prosecutions but will also be excluded from all participating
pubs in the three towns," Andy Sharman, Scheme Co-ordinator
for SWBAC, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
are currently 30 individuals who have found their Christmas plans
ruined by the exclusion and are left to sit at home and reflect
upon the fun they could be having if they had not thrown that
punch or carried drugs on them to a venue."
of the local premises involved in the scheme are Burnham's Victoria
Hotel, the Old Pier Tavern, Reed's Arms, Skye Bar, The Railway,
Highbridge Social Club and Krackers in Brean.
says the scheme aims to prevent offenders from engaging in conduct
that can harm others and themselves. It also helps protect businesses
from further criminal behaviour.
added: "Burnham and the surrounding area offer a great night
out with a wonderfully diverse range of venues to choose from."
measures put into place by our members and the town centre police
team ensure that we are doing all we can to make the town centre
safe for all."
we encourage all to come into the area and have a good time, we
hope that all can do so in a responsible manner, not just to protect
the community but to protect themselves from harm."