Hatfield pole-dancing club banned from serving glasses

A POLE-DANCING club has been told it can no longer serve drinks in glasses after its licence was reviewed. Lisa s Bar was called before Welwyn Hatfield Council at the police s request, after glass was used as a weapon in two fights in Hatfield town centr

A POLE-DANCING club has been told it can no longer serve drinks in glasses after its licence was reviewed.

Lisa's Bar was called before Welwyn Hatfield Council at the police's request, after glass was used as a weapon in two fights in Hatfield town centre.

At a licensing committee hearing last Monday, police licensing officer Stewart Budd told the hearing revellers would also leave their glasses perched on the balcony which would fall on to the pedestrian walkway below.

He recommended a member of staff man the front door, stopping people leaving with their drinks.


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Landlord Michael Bartlett defended his bar saying smokers were now allowed to use a flat roof area at the back of the building.

He said: "A member of staff on the door would be a huge financial burden.

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"I feel that this is a little bit excessive. I wasn't aware of the problem with glasses dropping down below."

For more on this story, see this week's Welwyn & Hatfield Times.

* What do you think of the new no glasses policy? Have you been struck by a glass falling from the balcony?

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