Town centre pub ordered to employ doormen

A Boston pub has been ordered to have two doormen on during weekend evenings following a meeting of the borough council’s licensing committee.

The conditions were imposed on the Stump and Candle, in the Market Place, Boston, following a series of incidents at the pub which caused concern to police officers.

The pub will have to have two doormen on from 9pm until closing on Fridays and Saturdays and at least one on when required by risk assessment, members heard.

Pc Rachel Ward said problems had been brought to her attention on August 5 this year and had continued following visits to the pub with incidents at the pub on five further dates.

However, she added that the police only wanted the pub to introduce door supervisors.

She said that following a conversation with the licence holders, they had said they were happy to put on door supervisors.

Robert Field, representing Enterprise Inns, the freeholder of the premise, and speaking on behalf of the landlords said licence holder Sally Greg had unfortunately ‘taken her eye off the ball’ following the birth of her second child.

He said another member of the family had been left in charge but had since gone.

Miss Greg added that she had been ‘shocked’ about being asked to attend the licensing sub-committee.

Principal licensing officer also said that the premises had not previously caused any problems with the licence and asked for credit to be given where it was due. Adding that Miss Greg had regularly attended pub watch meetings.