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Owner of Glam nightclub appeals Bromley Council decision to revoke licence

PUBLISHED: 14:41 10 January 2014 | UPDATED: 14:41 10 January 2014

Glam nightclub, in Chislehurst.

Glam nightclub, in Chislehurst.

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The owner of a Chislehurst nightclub has appealed against Bromley Council's decision to revoke the venue's licence.

Previously closed following a review early last year, Glam re-opened in September but a number of violence incidents prompted police to apply for a further licence review.

This was the third review since the trouble hotspot, on the Sidcup Bypass, opened in January 2010.

Councillors on the licensing sub-committee heard evidence from police that the club “had a tendency to downplay” and not report incidents as they occurred.

The meeting, on December 10, also heard that there were issues with the training of staff, and that management had not complied with previous conditions set out in prior reviews - some suggested by themselves.

Licence holder, Adrian Pollock, denied management had failed and said that progress had been made - including the installation of upgraded CCTC.

He argued the could should not be responsible for the inadequacies of the security firm they had employed, suggesting allegations of assault were “not high” compared to an average London nightclub.

However, councillors decided the long-standing problem of drink related violence was not being tackled effectively.

Cllr Tim Stevens, chairman of the sub-committee, said: “After weighing up all the evidence, we were satisfied that the licence holder and staff had not dealt with the serious issues of crime and disorder arising at the premises.

“Further, there have been breaches of the conditions of the licence that were imposed at the last review. There was no alternative but to revoke the licence.”

Mr Pollock made his appeal against the decision at Bromley Magistrates Court within the required 21 days, though the grounds of the appeal are not yet clear.

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