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Kebab shops set to lose licence after late-night service

The Argus: Kebab shops set to lose licence after late-night service Kebab shops set to lose licence after late-night service

Two kebab shops have had their licences revoked after serving customers up to five hours past their licensed closing time.

Casba and Casba 2, both based in Western Road, have had their late-night licences revoked at a Brighton and Hove City Council licensing hearing late last month.

The ruling means that the two takeaways will have to shut their doors at 11pm once the 21-day window for an appeal closes.

A third kebab shop, Golden Grill also in Western Road, has kept their licence but will have to adhere to much stricter conditions including formal staff training, CCTV and to take up membership of the Business Crime Reduction Partnership.

The takeaway owners have also agreed to a voluntary period of suspension where they will be unable to serve hot food after 11pm for a week.

While the reprieve comes as good news to Golden Grill, less pleasing for bosses will be the news that a recent inspection gave a zero food hygiene rating for the premises ranking it one of the dirtiest in Brighton and Hove.

The rating means the kebab shop needs “urgent improvement” in its food hygiene after an inspection by the Food Standards Authority.

The action against the kebab shops follows a number of verbal and written warnings for staff to close within their licensed hours which ranged between 1am and 3am.

Sergeant Simon Morgan of Brighton and Hove Licensing Team said: "This was not a step taken lightly and is not something that is asked for often, this is the first time a licence has been revoked for a kebab shop in the city. Breaches of a licence can often lead to increases in crime, disorder and public nuisance.

“This sends out a clear message to other licensed premises in the city that breaches of conditions and licensing hours will not be tolerated."

Councillor Lizzie Deane, chair of the Licensing Panel from Brighton and Hove City Council, said: "Given the location it is extremely important that food outlets stick to their permitted hours.

“There were persistent breaches which significantly contributed to late night public nuisance, disturbed neighbours and seriously undermined the licensing objectives relating to public nuisance, crime and disorder."

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7:47pm Fri 2 May 14

Roundbill says...

Oh great - now I really fancy a kebab. Thanks for nothing, Argus Bear.
Oh great - now I really fancy a kebab. Thanks for nothing, Argus Bear. Roundbill
  • Score: 0

8:18am Sat 3 May 14

John Steed says...

the council are at fault here completely, 1st if they do not license them ALL till the SAME closing hour the problem is obvious, 2nd council enforcement officers and police should be ensuring they get the message, by turning up at the premises at closing time for frequent inspection, it is well known that these types of shop run rings around all forms of legislation compliance, the police should check how many of the delivery drivers have insurance that covers take away delivery, In worthing I am only aware of two drivers that have the proper insurance at a cost of over £300 on normal premium, however this comment does not include an international pizza chain only kebab, fish and chips and indian/chinese take away drivers apart from having a reputation for employing cheap, illegal labour, minimum wage is usually not paid or NI having dealt with these places since the mid 1970's it amazes me how the uk authorities quite happily in general ignore these types of business and just let them get on with things, and often do not actualy know who is responsible for the premises, a standard excuse is its owned by my uncle/cousin/brother
/ who is back home for a month
the council are at fault here completely, 1st if they do not license them ALL till the SAME closing hour the problem is obvious, 2nd council enforcement officers and police should be ensuring they get the message, by turning up at the premises at closing time for frequent inspection, it is well known that these types of shop run rings around all forms of legislation compliance, the police should check how many of the delivery drivers have insurance that covers take away delivery, In worthing I am only aware of two drivers that have the proper insurance at a cost of over £300 on normal premium, however this comment does not include an international pizza chain only kebab, fish and chips and indian/chinese take away drivers apart from having a reputation for employing cheap, illegal labour, minimum wage is usually not paid or NI having dealt with these places since the mid 1970's it amazes me how the uk authorities quite happily in general ignore these types of business and just let them get on with things, and often do not actualy know who is responsible for the premises, a standard excuse is its owned by my uncle/cousin/brother / who is back home for a month John Steed
  • Score: 6

9:23am Sat 3 May 14

firemanste says...

they should be closed as the noise from there stops you from going to sleep.everyone wants to make that few extra quid in the pocket.but when its keeping others awake and unable to do their job correctly because of sleep depravation then its unfair.
they should be closed as the noise from there stops you from going to sleep.everyone wants to make that few extra quid in the pocket.but when its keeping others awake and unable to do their job correctly because of sleep depravation then its unfair. firemanste
  • Score: 2

12:26pm Sat 3 May 14

Mr chock says...

firemanste wrote:
they should be closed as the noise from there stops you from going to sleep.everyone wants to make that few extra quid in the pocket.but when its keeping others awake and unable to do their job correctly because of sleep depravation then its unfair.
? if you live near a petrol station would you moan about the smell of fuel ?
this is the town center " western road .... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i know many many many years ago it was a bit overcrowded slums but really if you live near to a busy area " yes even at 4 am in the morning EXPECT it not to be noisey .. ohh next what SEAGULLS they make so so much noise :((
BUT GREAT work there closeing it down as it was open way way to much over .. why did they not notice it sooner "been going on for months "
[quote][p][bold]firemanste[/bold] wrote: they should be closed as the noise from there stops you from going to sleep.everyone wants to make that few extra quid in the pocket.but when its keeping others awake and unable to do their job correctly because of sleep depravation then its unfair.[/p][/quote]? if you live near a petrol station would you moan about the smell of fuel ? this is the town center " western road .... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i know many many many years ago it was a bit overcrowded slums but really if you live near to a busy area " yes even at 4 am in the morning EXPECT it not to be noisey .. ohh next what SEAGULLS they make so so much noise :(( BUT GREAT work there closeing it down as it was open way way to much over .. why did they not notice it sooner "been going on for months " Mr chock
  • Score: -4

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