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Brent Council nominated for environmental excellence award for clamping down on shisha cafes

PUBLISHED: 12:00 05 September 2018

Momtaz restaurant and shisha cafe was fined. (Photo: Brent Council)

Momtaz restaurant and shisha cafe was fined. (Photo: Brent Council)

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A multi-agency task force put together by Brent Council to clamp down on crime in shisha cafes has been shortlisted for an environmental excellence award.

Officers from the council’s trading standards, food, safety, public health and community safety teams, as well as police officers, visited shisha cafes in the borough over a six-month period.

The project saw incidents of violent crime at the cafes reduce from six to zero in an equivalent period.

The idea was to tackle issues including antisocial behaviour, littering, smell and noise nuisance, and the harmful effects of tobacco.

Twenty-two businesses were prosecuted, 35 fixed penalty notices were issued, and all equipment from nine premises was removed.

Cllr Tom Miller said: “There’s been a big growth in shisha cafes in Brent over the last few years, and we have to make sure they trade legally and ethically, and don’t blight the area with anti-social behaviour, litter or other nuisances.”

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