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Monday, 20 October 2014

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Workington nightclub Hogs and Heffers review

A WORKINGTON nightclub’s premises licence will be reviewed again next week as its owner bids to extend opening hours.

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Roasted: Hogs & Heffers in Workington

Hogs and Heffers, on Jane Street, was closed last month following police complaints about licence breaches.

The review follows an application by owner Kevin Norman to extend club operating hours.

Allerdale council’s licensing panel overturned a suspension of Mr Norman’s licence following an appeal, and a full review will be heard on Wednesday.

Sgt Richard Farnworth told the council that surveillance had shown people being let into the club after the 1am cut-off time, the wrong number of door supervisors on duty, and door supervisors not wearing high visibility clothing.

The same meeting will consider Mr Norman’s application to have his licence varied.

He is seeking permission for music, dancing and the serving of alcohol and refreshments until 2.30am, half an hour longer than currently allowed.

Mr Norman, who also runs the Curwen Arms on Bridge Street, has also requested that the public be allowed to leave the Jane Street club at 3am.

His application calls for a licence condition preventing clubbers re-entering the building after 1am to be scrapped.

Mr Norman claims it causes problems with smokers and crowds gathering.

He is also seeking to reduce the hours when he must provide door supervisors.

Currently Mr Norman must have four supervisors on a Thursday, six on Friday, eight on Saturday, four on Sunday and eight on a Sunday before a Bank Holiday Monday.

Have your say

Sorry but i have to agree with mr sleepy mr norman has acheived nothing hes know nothing about running a pub and this has now been proved.Im please for residence of peter street now at least they will all get a good nights sleep.

Posted by mr good riddance on 3 July 2009 at 23:05

We'll all sleep a lot sounder and safer now that noisy club is shut!

Posted by Mr Sleepy on 16 June 2009 at 14:48

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