Bar Talk

How do you combat drug problems in your pub and do you involve the police?

By Nikkie Sutton

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How do you combat drug problems in your pub and do you involve the police?

Related tags: Drug addiction

This week's bar talk looks at how to combat issues around drug use in your venue.

Michelle Abbott, The Anchor, Wingham, Kent

Drugs are everywhere but we don’t tolerate it. It’s a bit of a stern word so we don’t need signs everywhere. Police doing walkthroughs is brilliant. When they come in we are always nice to them because we need their support.

Keith Marsden, The Prince of Wales, Moseley, West Midlands

We try really hard and have a zero tolerance policy. The duty of the licensee is to really stamp down on drug use but it is still going to happen. The police can make a really positive contribution.

Emma Harvey, The Wheatsheaf Inn, No Mans Heath, Cheshire

We don’t have a huge issue with drugs. When we first came, we coated the cistern so it has a rough surface so it was obvious we knew what was going on. When we do deal with the police, they are super.

Lee Price, The Royal Pier, Aberystwyth, West Wales

We have done a lot of work with the police such as using their Itemiser. I would rather work with the local authority and emergency services to demonstrate we have a proactive approach.

Related topics: Licensing law

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