Bar ordered to control drunks

Casey's Bar
Casey's Bar

A Blackpool bar has agreed to accept tighter controls following a review of its licence.

Casey’s Bar on Dickson Road, North Shore, came under scrutiny after concerns were raised about anti-social behaviour.

A town hall licensing panel heard complaints about noise and nuisance had been made by the manager of the neighbouring bar Peek-A-Booze.

A report by Blackpool Council licensing manager Mark Marshall said ‘noise from the premises has been noted on numerous occasions over the last two years’.

The premises is part of North Parade Guest House.

Mr Marshall added the operator of Peek-A-Booze had complained “about nuisance and crime and disorder at Caseys getting worse and spilling over into his beer garden.”

Blackpool police licensing department also supported the licence review.

In her submission to the hearing PC Emma Pritchard said: “The police feel the current measures in place are lacking and not going far enough to prevent crime and disorder, and that disorder and assaults would appear to stem from excessive drunkeness.”

Concerns were also raised about children being present at the premises which were not considered family friendly.

Following the hearing, the panel agreed not to take any action over the licence but ordered a number of amended conditions to be made to the licence.

These include that under-18s must be accompanied by an adult and hotel residents under 18 are not allowed in the licensed area after 9.30pm.

Staff training must be undertaken “with regard to serving drunks” and anyone drunk or disorderly must not be allowed in.

A doorperson must be on duty after 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays and windows and doors must be shut if there is entertainment after 9pm.

The conditions were agreed by solicitor Samantha Faud, from Napthens Solicitors acting on behalf of the licence holder.

The licence holder has 21 days to appeal the ruling.