Bid to stamp out disorder at Boston pub

Police news.
Police news.

A Boston pub will have to employ registered doormen and upgrade its CCTV system following police concerns about disorder and the safety of customers.

The Axe and Cleaver in West Street had extra conditions added to its alcohol premises licence by Boston Borough Council’s licensing sub-committe following a hearing yesterday (Thursday).

The pub will have to use SIA (Security Industry Authority) doormen from 7pm to closing on Fridays and Saturdays and upgrade their CCTV to a level deescribed by police as a “suitable standard”.

Pub bosses have 21 days to appeal.

Sgt Kim Enderby, from the Lincolnshire Police alcohol licensing department, said: “The amount of disorder and problems associated with the pub had been a concern to us for a number of months.

“Attempts to work with the premises had failed to rectify the problems.

“We believe these new conditions will assist the pub, making it a safer environment to use and result in less disorder within the night time economy.

“The committee have made it very clear to the premises that this is their last chance.

“We need to see a real change in how the business is run or they will be back at another hearing and they run a real risk of losing their Licence. We remain committed to the disruption, investigation and prosecution of all criminal behaviour being conducted on our licensed premises.