Local club has its license revoked
18 October 2012
On Tuesday 16 October at Hackney Council's Licensing Sub-Committee meeting, Passion Social Club on Amhurst Road, had its license revoked. This follows many complaints from local residents regarding noise and anti-social behaviour.
Hackney Police's Licensing Team and Night Time Economy Team worked tirelessly to gather evidence to put before the sub-committee to ensure a favourable result was obtained for the local community.
"This social club has been responsible for numerous breaches of its license."
Revoking a venue's license is usually a last resort, and most licensing issues are resolved before matters get to this stage. However in this case the venue's management failed to engage with the Licensing Team, leaving the unit with little option but to apply for license revocation.
Sergeant Guy Hicks of Hackney Police's Licensing Unit, said, "This social club has been responsible for numerous breaches of its license and has caused misery for residents in the vicinity, who have had to put up with noise and anti-social behaviour. The club failed to engage with us and left us therefore with no option but to apply for a revocation of its license. This is a great result for the team and the residents who live in the area."