Licensing Enforcement Team - Premises Visits

No.5
The work of the Westminster licensing enforcement team on behalf of residents continued last week. The team has been to inspect the premises listed below: 

No.5, 5 Cavendish Square W1
The team passed by this premises and noted the presence of an ambulance parked outside. The team met with the manager who explained that a customer suffered an epileptic fit in the premises. We explained that an Environmental Health Officer would be in touch regarding RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurances Regulations).

The Loop, Dering Street W1
Visit to premises in relation to obstruction of pavements by the use of barriers. At the time of visit, the barriers were in place and the pavement was not obstructed

Cirque De Soir, New Burlington Street W1
The team had a joint visit with the Police in relation to invalid TEN (Temporary Event Notice). At the time of visit, the premises was closed.

Jalouse, Hanover Square W1
Visit to premises in relation to alleged smoking inside premises. No offences detected.

100 Club, 100 Oxford Street W1
The premises have been widely reported to be threatened with closure. The team visit to check on licensing status. The premises closed at time of visit. A Further check on their website reveals ‘forthcoming events in 2011. The team are to check on the next set of nights when events are planned.

G-A-Y, Old Compton Street W1
The team visit to check for compliance with LA03 licence conditions. No issues found and premises well run at time of visit; staff appeared familiar with their roles and responsibilities. Venue operating at capacity (i.e. 400)

Automat, 33 Dover Street W1
Visit to premises in relation to alleged public nuisance. At the time of visit, premises on the Dover street side were closed and no music could be heard from the outside. Inspectors also went to the Berkley street side and also found the premises to be closed. No other issues found at time of visit.

Las Iguanas
Las Iguanas, Dean Street W1
Visit to premises as a result of resident complaints about public nuisance from live bongo drummers. Inspectors met with the Duty Manager who stated that bongo drummers had not played at premises since May 2010. Recorded music could not be heard from outside the premises when the doors were closed.

Wok in a Box, 29 Oxford Street W1
Visit to check for compliance with late night refreshment licence conditions. A number of worrying issues found regarding food hygiene, H&S, especially holes in pipes and drains in the basement kitchen area.

Katies, 23-24 Lansdowne Row, W1
The team visited to check on compliance with the Health Act, i.e. smoking area not being more than 50% enclosed and their Tables and Chairs Licence. The awning and side panels were found in use making it more than 50% enclosed. One extra table and one extra chair set were out in addition to what is licensed. The team met with the owner and stressed that continual non compliance would result in a prosecution. During the visit one side panel was removed.

El Cantara Soho, 45 Frith Street W1
Visit to premises as a result of referral from Health and Safety Team about Shisha smoking at premises. At the time of visit, Inspectors looked at the ‘Shisha Terrace’. Customers were found smoking in substantially enclosed area. The team met with the Duty Manager and advised accordingly.

Café Espana, 63 Old Compton Street W1
The team visited to check compliance with conditions of premises license. At the time of visit, breaches of Mandatory conditions detected. These concerned conditions about smaller measures of alcohol and the requirement to have an age verification policy.

MAYA
MAYA, 1A Dean Street W1
The team visited the premises which are now under new management. It has a recent history of previous Crime & Disorder issues. Visit to meet new duty manager and to establish if lessons appear to have been learnt following the recent expedited review. Assurances given that staff and management team are determined to ensure ‘errors’ are not repeated. The  management team seem to be more conversant with regard to their role and responsibilities.

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