Posted on 20th May 2014
A club in Heanor has lost its licence after police received complaints of underage drinking and anti-social behaviour at the premises.
Amber Valley Borough Council’s Licensing Board have revoked the licence of the Coronation Club, on Derby Road, following a hearing at Ripley Town Hall in April.
The action came after the panel heard evidence that children as young as 13 were being sold alcohol, including one occasion where they were served 10 times in one day.
Officers had also received reports of alcohol related disorder, such as fighting and anti-social behaviour in and around the premises.
PC Jamie Pendrill, licensing officer for the Amber Valley area, said: “We have received reports of underage drinking and anti-social behaviour over a number of months and have tried to work with the club to help resolve the issue and ensure they complied with the license conditions.
“An investigation has been carried out with the help of the Heanor Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team not only on the sale of alcohol, but also around offences committed by the young people themselves for purchasing alcohol.”
PC Pendrill added: “It is disappointing that it has reached this stage as we will always do everything we can to avoid having to take such action, but the sale of alcohol to under 18s just won’t be tolerated.
“I hope that this decision sends out a clear message to local residents and licensees that we are committed to reducing underage drinking and any associated disorder to ensure our area stays safe.”
The licensee has 21 days from the date they received the decision notice, which was sent on Thursday, April 24, to appeal the decision.
Anyone with information or concerns about underage drinking or anti-social behaviour should contact Derbyshire police on 101, the non-emergency number.