Licence review for 'disorderly' Blackpool Walkabout

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Walkabout in Blackpool faces a licence review after police complained of disorder at the venue. Grounds for the review, due this month, are given as...

Walkabout in Blackpool faces a licence review after police complained of disorder at the venue.

Grounds for the review, due this month, are given as unacceptable levels of crime and disorder within and directly linked to the venue.

Other reasons given were the number of children inside the premises who were witness to crime and disorder, and the pub having failed to resolve previous outstanding issues.

A spokesman for the Walkabout chain's owner, Regent Inns, said: "Walkabout is an extremely responsible and conscientious pub operator and has one of the best industry records on social responsibility.

"We have recently won several awards for running responsible venues and have been praised by several police forces for our actions to ensure responsible drinks retailing.

"We are currently working with the police to try and resolve their concerns ahead of the review."

Meanwhile, councillors will discuss this week whether to push for a saturation zone in Blackpool town centre.

If a zone is implemented, pubs and clubs could only open if they prove their

presence would not lead to disorder.

Related topics: Licensing law

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