Potters Bar nightspot mounts legal challenge

A LEGAL challenge has been mounted against a council's decision to amend the alcohol licence of a troubled nightspot. Bosses at Luthers, in High Street, Potters Bar, have appealed to the courts after Hertsmere Borough Council ordered them to provide extra

A LEGAL challenge has been mounted against a council's decision to amend the alcohol licence of a troubled nightspot.

Bosses at Luthers, in High Street, Potters Bar, have appealed to the courts after Hertsmere Borough Council ordered them to provide extra security and CCTV cameras at the premises.

Councillors took the decision at a licensing sub-committee hearing in May, convened at the request of Hertfordshire Constabulary.

The force had asked the council to review the 'West End'-style bar's licence following a "number of fights", including a major brawl on March 7.

Speaking to the Potters Bar Edition after May's meeting, licensee Tony Singh said: "We are in full agreement to the conditions added by the sub-committee and would like to thank all our loyal customers who have continued to support us."

But last Thursday, a council spokeswoman confirmed: "Luther's management company is appealing our conditions of CCTV and extra door staff."

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The appeal will now be heard by magistrates in Watford in November.

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