Public house fined for unlicensed door staff

November 2006

Live event industry

A Pontypridd licensee has been fined £250 and ordered to pay £761 in costs at the Pontypridd Magistrates Court for using unlicensed doorstaff supplied by a security company. Terri Jenkins, who runs the Angharads public house, was taken to court by Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council after licensing officers found the unlicensed staff working at the pub in July 2005. The staff had been supplied by a security company but under the Licensing Act 2003, licensees commit an offence if fail to prevent unlicensed doorstaff being deployed by a third party to their premises. Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council told the court that Jenkins had not shown due diligence and had failed to ensure that the door supervisors supplied were SIA (Security Industry Authority) licensed.

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