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Published Friday, 10 August 2012

Enfield Council and the Metropolitan Police launched a series of raids on licensed premises at the weekend to make sure pubs and clubs were complying with the terms of their licenses.

The visits, by licensing officers and police were conducted following complaints from residents living near the premises. Door staff at two venues were reminded of the latest time they could admit customers and another was warned about the behaviour of customers.

Other issues that were raised included a fight at one of the premises the previous night, four premises were spoken to about excessive noise nuisance and another was told to consider employing door staff on busy Friday and Saturday nights.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "We want to strike a balance between enabling people to go out and have a good time and making sure people who live near pubs and clubs aren't unfairly disturbed by late night, or early morning opening.

"Our licensing laws are there to protect traders and residents and the vast majority of our licensed premises obey the rules. Friday and Saturday night was designed to respond to residents concerns and nip any potential problems in the bud and I'm delighted that the venues we spoke to took on board the comments made by our officers and promptly dealt with the issues that were identified. 

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