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West Bridgford restaurant fined for breaching licence regulations

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A West Bridgford cafe restaurant has been fined after allegations of serving drinks inside the premises and on outside seating, prohibited during ‘lockdown’ restrictions.

Residents had shared images of people drinking inside and outside the premises at a seating area.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Environment and Safety Cllr Rob Inglis said: “We were alerted to Zinc in West Bridgford breaching rules of their takeaway licence on May 19.

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“We always look to advise and educate business owners to their responsibilities with any licence but when there is blatant disregard for its rules we take any breach very seriously to protect consumers.

“It is particularly disappointing as the overall compliance from businesses across Rushcliffe has been high.

“We have reacted quickly to take action including serving a prohibition of sale of any food and drink on the premises with immediate effect and issued a fixed penalty notice of £100.

“We understand the current financial climate for businesses and will now work with the owners in this case to draw up steps they can take to trade safely in future.

“Currently all food and drink must be taken away from the premises with no indoor or outdoor seating available and customers are advised to not congregate inside or outside the business within guidelines outlined by government at https://bit.ly/2zSNuho.”

Zinc have been approached for comment.

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