Lockdown: Peninsula pubs warned by police they face losing licence if caught flouting the lockdown

By Derek Davis

24th Mar 2020 | Local News

Police warning to pubs
Police warning to pubs

Pubs on the Shotley Peninsula and beyond have been warned they face losing their licence if they flout the lockdown.

All public houses, bars and restaurants were ordered to close on Saturday from 2am, enforceable by law, due to the threat to public health.

Although a hot food takeaway service was permitted, serving alcohol on the premises was banned, and last night's announcement by prime minister Boris Johnson's restricted people's ability to mingle even more.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said: "Consequently, a business operating in contravention of the regulations will be committing an offence.

"Environmental Health and Trading Standards officers will monitor compliance, with police support provided if appropriate.

"Businesses that breach them will be subject to prohibition notices, and potentially unlimited fines and potentially the loss of their alcohol license."

PM outlines what the community needs to do.


Related Articles

Tiger enjoying life in September sun
Local News

Sunday's Peninsula Breakfast Briefing

Autumnal beauty (Picture credit: Lauren Hyde)
Local News

Saturday's Peninsula Breakfast Briefing

Nub News Logo

Sign-up to the Shotley Peninsula Nub News weekly newsletter

Subscribe now for weekly updates of local news and sport from your town. Plus what's on near where you live - and local homes for sale. All delivered straight to your in-box, every Friday.

We won't pass your details on to anyone else. By clicking the sign-up button you agree to our Privacy Policy.