A Chesterfield bar has had the suspension of its licence lifted by Chesterfield Borough Council.
At a meeting yesterday (Wednesday 5 October), the council’s licensing committee decided to allow Moo Bar on Corporation Street to reopen after they heard evidence from the police and the council’s licensing team that the bar’s management have put in place tougher policies and procedures to address issues over the way the premises were being run.
These include policies and procedures around:
- Underage sales and checking the age of customers
- Dispersal of customers
- Searching customers
- Door staff
- Vulnerability and safely home policy
- Admission and ejection of customers
- Co-operation with the authorities, such as reporting crime and incidents
- Disorderly behaviour
- Staff training.
The decision followed earlier action by the committee on 27 July imposing an interim suspension of the licence and a meeting on 17 August which confirmed its suspension.
Councillor Lisa-Marie Derbyshire, chair of the committee which held the hearing said:
“At our last licensing hearing, we gave a commitment to review the suspension of Moo Bar’s licence if they carried out a series of improvements.
“This suspension was taken very seriously and the licensee worked very closely with the police and the licensing committee to put measures in to place to ensure public safety is paramount when customers visit this bar in the future.
“We are satisfied that steps have been put in place by the licensee to review the policies in place at the bar and Moo Bar is now able to reopen.”
The bar will be monitored to ensure it is meeting the standards set out in the policies and procedures.
This will include the licensee carrying out a random audit of the CCTV system each week. The findings of the audit will be recorded in a diary kept by the premises licence holder, which the police and licensing officers can inspect at any time.