Nailed - Greenford Woman With No Licence
Guilty of giving manicures without permit
A Greenford business woman will have to pay more than £2,000 in fines following an Ealing Council investigation into beauty treatments being offered at her salon without a licence.
Mrs Amenuchi Avejan, manager of Silver Star Hair and Beauty in Ruislip Road East, Greenford, failed to turn up at Ealing Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 26 August. Avejan was found guilty in her absence of allowing her staff to give manicures without having a special treatments licence from the council. Mrs Avejan, was fined a total of £1,000 and ordered to pay £1065.20 towards the council’s costs.
Avejan’s business was prosecuted following an investigation by Ealing Council’s Regulatory Services team, which began in January 2009. Licensing officers visited the salon and wrote to Avejan, giving her the opportunity to apply for a special treatments licence. On two occasions undercover licensing officers visited the salon and were given beauty treatments, which should only be offered in licensed salons.
Councillor Ranjit Dheer, cabinet member for Safer Communities, said: “We are pleased with the court’s decision. It is vital that businesses offering beauty treatments are licensed so that we can ensure they are properly run and hygienic. We will continue to take action against businesses that are flouting the law and operating without a correct licence.”
Under the London Local Authorities Act (1991) businesses have to obtain a licence from the council to provide special treatments, which includes things like massage, ear-piercing and tattooing, as well as manicures and pedicures. For more information visit the licensing pages at www.ealing.gov.uk
September 8, 2010