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Newark and Sherwood District Council has named some of the venues that flouted covid rules during the pandemic.

The local authority has prepared a list of venues that it had to visit following complaints from the public or venues it attended personally.

Concerns around staff not wearing face coverings and no track and trace in place were reported to the council.

Newark and Sherwood District Council headquarters Castle House. (4164234)
Newark and Sherwood District Council headquarters Castle House. (4164234)

Not all the reports were around covid breaches, but also around anti-social behaviour and noise.

The report is set to be discussed at the council's next licensing committee due to be held at the council offices on Thursday.

The report covers the enforcement taken by the council from April 1 to June 30, 2021.

The council said at one venue an unlicensed bar was operating in a marquee. Despite warnings, the marquee continued, according to the council.

Some venues were handed fixed penalty notices over breaches while others were handed letters asking for improvement.

No licenses were suspended during the time period.

Here is the list of venues where enforcement activity took place:

Dukeries Lodge, Edwinstowe

Complaints made of non-compliance with covid rules (people stood up, no face masks) and premises was playing music outdoors, which is not on their licence.

Premises was visited and the venue said it wasn’t aware of rules surrounding face coverings and track and trace.

The licensing team firmly reminded them of their responsibilities.

Bella Vita, Ollerton:

Report of staff and customers not wearing face coverings, no track and trace details taken.

Council licensing team visited and found non-compliance with covid rules, particularly a marquee with sides down, and a bar not covered by the licence.

The team visited on a number of occasions and found this marquee still in use. A warning letter and fixed penalty notice was served.

A variation for the licence has now been submitted, and further observations of the premises showed covid rules being adhered to.

Old Volunteer, Caythorpe:

Premises was using a marquee to serve people in while covid regulations only allowed for outdoor hospitality.

A letter was sent to the venue informing them that the marquee did not comply with current rules.

The team visited several times and found the marquee in use. A warning letter was sent.

Bridge And Bayleaf, Gunthorpe:

Follow up from night of action, to make sure covid safety measures were in place.

Letter sent to the premises detailing improvements needed (risk assessment, track and trace, face coverings).

Team visited and found all in order.

Crown Inn, Bathley:

Follow up from night of action, to make sure covid safety measures were in place.

Letter sent to the premises detailing improvements needed (track and trace).

Team spoke to venue which said they check all customers have provided track and trace details when they arrive.

Dukeries Lodge, Edwinstowe:

Follow up from night of action, to make sure covid safety measures were in place.

Letter sent to the premises detailing improvements needed (track and trace, face coverings).

Officers visited the premises and found the same issues, including a lack of table service, and another warning letter was sent.

Another complaint was received from a member of the public.

The team visited and viewed CCTV of customers being served at bar and staff not wearing face coverings.

The venue was served with a fixed penalty notice.

Flying Circus, Newark:

Follow up from night of action, to make sure covid safety measures were in place.

Letter sent to the premises detailing improvements needed (social distancing in toilets, live music).

The team visited the premises, found all in order and gave the venue advice about live music events.

Newark Golf Club, Coddington:

Follow up from night of action, to make sure covid safety measures were in place.

Letter sent to the premises detailing improvements needed (table service, face coverings).

The team visited and found all in order.

Robin Hood Inn, Edwinstowe:

Follow up from night of action, to make sure covid safety measures were in place.

Letter sent to the premises detailing improvements needed (table service).

The team visited and found all in order.

Rutland Arms, Newark:

Follow up from night of action, to make sure covid safety measures were in place.

Letter sent to the premises detailing improvements needed (track and trace, face coverings, patrons leaving with glasses).

Team visited and found all in order.

Plough Inn, Farnsfield:

Follow up from night of action, to make sure covid safety measures were in place.

Letter sent to the premises detailing improvements needed (table service).

Team visited and found all in order, advice given re table service regulation.

Inn on the Green, Coddington:

Follow up from night of action, to make sure covid safety measures were in place.

Letter sent to the premises detailing improvements needed (QR code).

The team visited and found all in order

Red Lion, Wellow:

Follow up from night of action, to make sure covid safety measures were in place.

Letter sent to the premises detailing improvements needed (table service, limitations on numbers).

Team visited and found all in order and gave advice, for example, getting staff to tell customers to remain seated.

Watermill, Newark:

Follow up from night of action, to make sure covid safety measures were in place.

Letter sent to the premises detailing improvements needed (risk assessment, track and trace, face coverings, toilets).

The team visited the premises twice and found all in order.

Spring House, Newark:

Follow up from night of action, to make sure covid safety measures were in place.

Letter sent to the premises detailing improvements needed (risk assessment, track and trace, face coverings, table service, toilets).

The team visited and explained the importance of track and trace and advised venue to employ someone to help at busy times so customers can be monitored better.

Plough, Ollerton:

Follow up from night of action, to make sure covid safety measures were in place.

Letter sent to the premises detailing improvements needed (face coverings).

The team visited and gave advice on asking customers to wear face coverings, and control measures for noise and social distancing during football matches.

Newcastle Arms, Newark:

Follow up from night of action, to make sure covid safety measures were in place.

Letter sent to the premises detailing improvements needed (table service, track and trace, face coverings).

The team visited and found all in order.

Old Malt Shovel, Newark:

Follow up from night of action, to make sure covid safety measures were in place.

Letter sent to the premises detailing improvements needed (table service, track and trace, face coverings).

The team visited twice and found all in order.

Waggon and Horses, Halam:

Complaint of large groups of people at the premises causing noise nuisance while watching football matches.

The team contacted complainant, who said this was a one-off occurrence. Team advised about asking customers to keep noise levels down.

No further complaints.

Bridge and Bayleaf, Gunthorpe:

Complaint of regular anti-social behaviour and customers not following covid regulations.

The team spoke to venue who said that they had some trouble with a group of young men, who had been asked to leave.

Advised to put up signs asking customers to leave the premises quietly. The complainant disputed the version of events but no further complaints.



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