Canvey bar shut down after fire hazard lock-in

A CANVEY nightspot which contained three bars has been shut down after concerns were raised by police that it put clubbers’ lives at risk.

CK Bar, in Eastern Esplanade, Canvey, had its licence suspended by Castle Point Council after Essex Police launched an investigation.

Officers and were concerned about a “lock-in” promotion it ran, where the shutters were pulled down after 10pm and revellers paid £20 then drank all night.

Police also believed the venue illegally used electricity.

The police called for a licensing review and requested the licence holder step down.

Police claim the drinks promotion caused a serious risk to public safety in the event of fire, as the main entrances and exits were closed. Now the council has revoked the licence after the licence holder voluntarily stepped down.

A council spokeswoman said: “The police called for a review of all three bars as it was believed the venue used electricity without consent of the energy supplier, therefore committing an offence, and also held an irresponsible drinks promotion.

“The police have withdrawn their review as they requested that the designated premises supervisor be removed.

“He has voluntary removed himself and our head of licensing and transportation has suspended all three licences for the premises.

“If an application is received for a new premises supervisor, and the police have no objection, the premises will be able to open again.”

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7:36am Wed 5 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

Good Job Too, only a shame the illegal use of the electricity wasn't dealt with in court, but at least it's been closed down, within less than a year of opening....
Good Job Too, only a shame the illegal use of the electricity wasn't dealt with in court, but at least it's been closed down, within less than a year of opening.... You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
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7:40am Wed 5 Feb 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

sounds a right dodgy place desperate to get desparado punters in the door.
sounds a right dodgy place desperate to get desparado punters in the door. DogsMessInLeigh
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8:00am Wed 5 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
sounds a right dodgy place desperate to get desparado punters in the door.
Wont be missed as there are a number of other drinking establishments along that Canvey Vegas, which tend to follow the rules, and don't fall foul of the licensing rules, some people, through pure greed and desperation, will always think they can outsmart the Police, only to be added to the never ending list of failures...
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: sounds a right dodgy place desperate to get desparado punters in the door.[/p][/quote]Wont be missed as there are a number of other drinking establishments along that Canvey Vegas, which tend to follow the rules, and don't fall foul of the licensing rules, some people, through pure greed and desperation, will always think they can outsmart the Police, only to be added to the never ending list of failures... You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
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9:46am Wed 5 Feb 14

upset says...

Is this the same CK as was CK Spa? if so they were always flouting licence laws.
How can the council say they will give a licence if new supervisor applies, surely if owner remains the same they can nominate any figure head supervisor, and carry on as before, where is the penalty in that?
Suspend all licences for 12 months, that might focus the mind of the owner to make sure his operations is legal.
I hope the energy company prosecutes and sues for the previous theft, because if it was you or me we would be.
Is this the same CK as was CK Spa? if so they were always flouting licence laws. How can the council say they will give a licence if new supervisor applies, surely if owner remains the same they can nominate any figure head supervisor, and carry on as before, where is the penalty in that? Suspend all licences for 12 months, that might focus the mind of the owner to make sure his operations is legal. I hope the energy company prosecutes and sues for the previous theft, because if it was you or me we would be. upset
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