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Chislehurst nightclub Glam closes after withdrawing license appeal

PUBLISHED: 11:35 10 February 2014 | UPDATED: 11:35 10 February 2014

Glam nightclub, in Chislehurst.

Glam nightclub, in Chislehurst.

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A Chislehurst nightclub has permanently closed following a spate of violent incidents since late last year.

Glam, on the A20 Sidcup Bypass, had its license revoked by Bromley Council in December and has now withdrawn an appeal against the decision.

The club had previously been closed in 2013 due to a review by the council’s licensing sub-sommittee.

Local police later applied for a further review due to the severity of incidents - the third since the club opened in January 2010.

The sub-committee decided not enough was being done to combat the long-standing problem of drink-related violence at the club, with customers regularly served alcohol despite having had enough already.

Though refuted by the club, the committee accepted police evidence that there had been a failure of management.

The club’s management took to their Twitter page to say a final farewell to customers following one final party last week. They said: “We hope you all had a great time for our final curtains closing party. It’s been emotional Kent. The past 2 years have been unreal!”

Cllr Tim Stevens, chairman of the licensing sub-committee, said: “We are delighted with this outcome. The committee was completely satisfied there was sufficient evidence that the licence holder and staff had not dealt with the serious issues of crime and disorder arising at the premises.

“Also, there had been breaches of the conditions of the licence that were imposed at the last review. There was no alternative but to revoke the licence and it is appropriate, given the circumstances, the club should close.

“We are fully committed to the safety of Bromley’s residents and will always act when there is evidence that the licensing objectives of preventing crime and disorder and protecting public safety are not being met.”

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