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"Nuisance pub", the Abercorn Arms, to have activities reviewed
Councillors will decide whether to put a curb on the way the Abercorn Arms in Stanmore Hill is run after a neighbour complained disturbances were making her life a misery.
A review of the Stanmore venue's premises licence will be held on Thursday at 7pm after resident Mrs Serra, of Stanmore Hill, formally requested one.
In her submission to the council, she claimed: "The number of incidents of public nuisance and alcohol-related anti-social behaviour in the small hours of the morning have now become a regular feature at this establishment."
Fellow resident Mrs Nathan, of Stanmore Hill, raised concerns about the lack of security staff monitoring the rear car park, the strong food smell and the dumping of empty beer kegs.
Harrow Police's licensing officer Sergeant Carl Davis noted that he has received complains about "shouting and screaming, arguments and other disturbance and disorder" outside the premises and reminds councillors about objections he raised to previous applications from Abercorn Arms' management team.
Evidence from Harrow Council's environmental health team reveals that a warning letter about "loud and unreasonable" noise was sent to the pub after a visit from officials in November. A second letter was despatched in January after more complaints.
The Abercorn Arms is currently allowed to sell alcohol between 10am and midnight Monday to Saturday and until 11.30pm on Sunday.
On November 7, Harrow Council granted the licence holders 10 temporary event notices for dates ranging from November 22 to January that would allow the pub to stay open until 3am the following day.
The premises licence review will be conducted at Harrow Civic Centre before a three-man panel of councillors who can modify the conditions of the licence, prohibit the pub from providing certain activities, remove the designated premises supervisor, suspend the licence for up to three months or even withdraw the licence altogether.
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