No Beer Festival For Haven Green

Police crackdown on alcohol licensing issues


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Plans for a beer festival on Haven Green have been turned down after local objections and concerns over anti-social behaviour.

An application was considered at Ealing Licensing Panel (3rd June) and police say the committee considered the views of local residents and believed the location - near the train station - could have potentially led to crime and disorder.

Beer drinkers shouldn't be too disappointed though as The 26th Ealing Beer Festival goes ahead at Walpole Park as normal, running from 8-11 July 2015.

At the same hearing the panel also revoked the licence of the Grand Junction Arms, Public House, Bullbridge Road, Southall. The panel were told that on numerous occasions police were called to deal with drunken-related violence and anti-social behaviour. The licencees have 21 days to appeal the decision

Meanwile On Tuesday, 9 June officers from Ealing Licensing Committee, working in partnership with officers from HM Customs and Excise visited three premises in Ealing after receiving information from local Safer Neighbourhoods teams that the premises were selling illegal alcohol and tobacco.

After visiting Oldfield Wines, Oldfield Circus, Northolt, over one thousand litres of counterfeit / non duty paid beer, seven litres of spirits and 340 non duty paid cigarettes were seized. At Field Food and Wine, Oldfield Circus, Northolt, Ealing officers seized 1534 litres of beer and over nine litres of spirits. At Londis, Oldfield Circus Northolt, 900 grammes of shisha tobacco, 400 non duty paid cigarettes and 2kg of illegal chewing tobacco was seized. Licensing review proceedings are being considered against Field Food & Wine and Oldfield Wines.

Sergeant Graham Edwards said:

"Ealing police are committed to reducing all licensing-related crime within the London Borough of Ealing. We will continue to pursue all licensed premises that flout the Licensing Act and show little disregard for their neighbouring residents and put public safety at risk by selling less than legal products."



16th June 2015

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