Environmental Health Officer

Damage limitation: legal advice on potential rat infestations

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Legal Q&A: should you close your pub after a rat infestation?

By Poppleston Allen

If the local environmental health officer (EHO) finds evidence of a rat infestation in a pub kitchen, should the publican close the pub at the EHO's request? Poppleston Allen explains the legal position.

Legal advice: Planning permission pitfalls

Poppleston Allen

Legal advice: Planning permission pitfalls

By Jonathan Smith & Nick Arron

One of my clients called me recently and asked about what seemed like a simple temporary change to his operation.

Top tips for World Cup TENs

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Top tips for World Cup TENs

By Poppleston Allen

With the Rugby World Cup just around the corner, now is a useful time to set out a few dos and don’ts when it comes to issuing Temporary Event Notices (TENs).

Legal advice: Enforcement visits

Legal advice: Enforcement visits

By Jonathan Smith

The prospect of licensing officers, environmental health officers or the police visiting your premises, scrutinising the way you operate and looking for every non-compliance is a daunting one, regardless of whether you have managed a pub for 20 years...

Lapdancing: is it legal in your pub?

Legal Q&A: Nudity, noise and measuring down

By Poppleston Allen

This week's legal Q&A features issues to do with 'regulated entertainment' and nudity, noise abatement notices and if you are required to have smaller glasses.

Personal licence holders can apply for up to 50 TENs or late TENs per year

Legal checklist: Late Temporary Event Notices (TENs)

By Poppleston Allen

If pubs wish to hold an ad-hoc event and it is less than 10 working days to the event, they may be able to submit a 'late TEN'. Here’s a legal checklist for applying for these notices.

Licensees should adhere to the times they are licensed to play music

Top tips on running a music event

By Poppleston Allen

We all know that a noisy pub disco or karaoke is a sure-fire way of ending up before the licensing committee following a review by residents or the environmental health officer. Here are a few pointers to bear in mind if you are hosting a music event.

Six things pubs need to know about temporary event notices - TENs

Six things pubs need to know about temporary event notices - TENs

By Poppleston Allen

We all know what the basic limits are for temporary event notices (TENs). Simple, right? Not necessarily — when the ravenous monster that is the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act (PRSR) came into force, some things changed for the better and...

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What could be as simples as a temporary event notice?

By Jonathan Smith

It struck me last week — while I was shaving a mere two-thirds off the cost of my home insurance through a well-known website, whose cute PR chaps sit up on their hind legs and look around — just how ‘simples’ such matters can be. I’m not sure what Aleksandr...

Rocky road ahead for TENs

Rocky road ahead for TENs

One of the first activities to be affected by the proposed changes in licensing laws due to come into effect next month will be temporary event notices.

FSA: conducts unannounced visits

FSA warns pubs of bogus calls

By Lesley Foottit

The Food Standards (FSA) is warning food businesses to be on guard after a spate of bogus phone calls by someone claiming to be emplyed by the FSA.

Red Rooms: fined for noise

Second Brighton pub fined for noise

By Lesley Foottit

The Red Rooms bar in Brighton was forced to pay more than £7,000 by magistrates after complaints of "unbearable" noise.

Scores on the Doors: got it wrong

Pub's food hygiene slur

By Gemma McKenna

A Sheffield licensee has accused his local council of damaging his business after publishing an incorrect Scores on the Doors hygiene listing. The...

More room for error

More room for error

By Peter Coulson

One of the key policy elements of the Government in moving licensing over to local authorities was to remove the "inconsistencies" that they claimed...

Endurance: No drinking outside after 6pm

Westminster bans street drinking

By John Harrington

The Council has won its attempt to ban drinking - or smoking - on the streets outside a pub after 6pm.

Councils to adopt softly-softly approach to ban

Councils to adopt softly-softly approach to ban

By Mark Wingett of M&C Report

Local councils are to take a "softly-softly" approach to enforcing the upcoming smoking ban on 1 July. The Local Government Association (LGA) has...

MyShout

MyShout

Pubs are under increasing attack and Peter Linacre believes it's up to the trade to organise and take action Attack, attack attack - that seems to be...