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Club remains open after licence review

Fri, 06 May 2016

A Hounslow nightclub has been ordered to follow conditions in order to keep its current licence following a number of serious anti-social incidents.

Club K, in High Street, Hounslow, has been ordered to close at 3am instead of 4am and will not be able to sell alcohol after 2.30am.

There will be no entry after 1.30am and there must be a minimum of four security staff outside the premises from 3am for at least 30 minutes in order to deal with customers leaving the premises. The club owners are also not allowed to promote forthcoming events.

The measures were put in place on its premises licences following an application and review by Hounslow police which was supported by Hounslow Council’s Licensing Panel.

All staff working at the club, including managers, will also have to undergo regular training on licensing law and conflict management, learning how to deal and minimise any potential conflicting situations. The training is to start before 1 August 2016, with continuing training to follow.

Police had been called to Club K a number of times during the last 12 month, following of reports of serious anti-social incidents which resulted in injuries and arrests.

Following an incident on 31 March, an emergency meeting was called by the council’s Licensing Panel, who together with the police decided to take action.

Councillor Richard Foote, Cabinet Member for Community Protection, Hounslow Council, said: “The safety and well-being of our residents and visitors in the borough is our priority.

“The measures for the owners of Club K are now in place and we will be monitoring the situation to ensure these conditions are being met.

“When we have complaints such as this, we will act immediately and seek to review licence conditions so we are satisfied that our residents and visitors are not put at risk.”

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