Willesden bar must install CCTV and hire bouncers or lose licence

The bar in Willesden has had its license reviewed as requested by Brent police (pic credit: Google M

The bar in Willesden has had its license reviewed as requested by Brent police (pic credit: Google Maps) - Credit: Archant

A bar in Willesden has been ordered to install CCTV outside and hire bouncers following a series of violent fights involving its drinkers.

A bar in Willesden has been ordered to install CCTV outside and hire bouncers following a series of violent fights involving its drinkers.

No. 8 Hostels and Pubs, in High Road, had been handed down the new requirements following a review of their licence by Brent Council following a request by the police.

The borough’s alcohol and entertainment licensing sub-committee heard on July 31 this year a drinker was glassed in the face and other incidents included a reveller being punched several times during a brawl.

Under the new rules the bar must have a CCTV camera installed to cover the main entrance and an additional one for the point of access at Churchmead Road.


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The records must be stored for a minimum of 31 days and must be accessible to the police or council on demand.

The bar must also employ at least two Security Industry Authority approved door supervisors, one must be a woman, to stand guard from 9pm when the venue is open past midnight.

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The decision comes one month after The Lounge, in Park Royal, was stripped of its licence after a man was shot and a second one injured on its doorstep during foam party at the venue.

Following the incident, Ch Supt Mike Gallagher, Brent Police borough’s commander, pledged to increase scrutiny into licensed premises in the borough.

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