Oxford pubs get night-safety rating

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The Eagle & Child pub in Oxford
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Pubs and clubs in central Oxford are being rated for their commitment to responsible retailing - with the results published on-line. All of the...

Pubs and clubs in central Oxford are being rated for their commitment to responsible retailing - with the results published on-line.

All of the 70-plus city centre venues have been given a star rating based on their management of their premises.

Every venue will be awarded at least three stars for meeting a minimum standard to obtain a licence. Police and council officers will award extra stars if a venue complies with additional criteria.

This includes being an active pubwatch member, using toughened glass and adopting the Challenge 21 age-check policy.

The rating system is part of the Nightsafe partnership scheme, which includes the local police and council.

There will be no penalties for outlets that fail to get extra stars and licensees will be able to discuss ways of earning extra stars with Nightsafe officers. The results will be published on www.nightsafe-oxford.org.uk.

Zoltan Branch, manager of the city's Park End Club, said: "I am pleased that this rating scheme will reward members who are working hard with Nightsafe and other organisations to make the night-time experience in Oxford a safe and enjoyable one."

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