South Staffordshire pub issued with prohibition notice
Released on 13 November 2020
The Red, White and Blue public house in Featherstone in South Staffordshire has been issued with a prohibition notice by South Staffordshire Council after police officers visited the premises following a tip off that people were inside drinking.
Following the tip-off on Wednesday 11 November 2020, Staffordshire Police despatched its COVID-19 response team to the public house. Several people were found to be in the public house and two were issued with a £200 fixed penalty notice. Following this action, Staffordshire Police reported the matter to the Environmental Health and Licensing Team at South Staffordshire Council.
The Council has served the premises with a prohibition notice, prohibiting them from opening, as required by the current national restrictions. Failing to comply with the notice can result in a fine of up to £10,000.
Councillor Roger Lees, Cabinet Member for Planning and Regulatory Services, said, “South Staffordshire has the highest level of COVID-19 cases in Staffordshire. It is essential that all businesses comply with the rules set by Government and we will not hesitate to take action against any business that fails to comply with the current restrictions. I want to thank all those businesses who are, and continue, to comply with the rules."
Sergeant Kelly Wareing from Staffordshire Police said, “Police officers and environmental health officers continue to monitor activity in businesses across the district for COVID breaches and we are responding and acting on complaints from members of the public about businesses that are flouting the rules. Most businesses are taking their responsibilities seriously and complying with the regulations but for those businesses that think they are above the law, we will not hesitate to use the powers that are available to the police and environmental health and public health teams."
Environmental health and police officers will be patrolling again this weekend. Anyone who has any concerns about businesses they think are not following the current national restrictions can report it to the police by calling 101.
For further details contact
South Staffordshire District Council
Tel: 01902 696000