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Spot checks on pubs in run up to Christmas

Press Release: 01/12/2021

 
Operation Safer TamesidePUBS and other licensed premises were visited by multi agency enforcement teams to carry out spot checks as part of the ongoing Operation Safer Tameside.
 
Tameside Council Public Protection staff were joined by Greater Manchester Police officers last Friday night (26 November) on the visits, which aimed to ensure premises were safe and provide support to licensees prior to the busy Christmas period.
 
A total of 58 premises were visited, with issues identified at five premises. Three of these were due to blocked fire exits and will be referred to Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS).
 
Non-compliance with premises licence conditions was identified at two premises and further action will be taken by the licensing team.
 
Operation Safer Tameside, which involves Tameside Council, Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, aims to tackle anti-social behaviour, community safety and public protection issues.
 
It was launched with a town centre day of action held last month in the run up to bonfire night, which resulted a in 95% reduction in reports of anti-social behaviour. A further day of action in anti-social behaviour hotspots in residential areas was held on 23 November.
 
There will be regular monthly multi-agency days of action across Tameside as part of the partnership approach to make Tameside safer.
 
Tameside Council Executive Member responsible for Neighbourhood, Community Safety and Environment Cllr Allison Gwynne said: “Our public protection teams work with businesses day in day out out to support them and ensure compliance. This operation, which involved spot checks, helps to highlight this ongoing work as well as our robust partnership approach to making Tameside safer.”
 
Chief Inspector Lee Broadstock, responsible for Neighbourhoods and Partnerships at GMP Tameside, said: ‘We have a consistent and proportionate approach to licensing issues in Tameside, where we as a partnership will provide support and guidance to licensed premises in order for them to achieve their licensing objectives, objectives which are set to ensure safe spaces for the public, and when these objectives are not adhered to we will take the necessary enforcement action. I thank those premises who are regularly meeting those objective and I thank the partnership team for their work as part of Operation Safer Tameside.”
 
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