Bar owner loses licence after council’s successful prosecution

Cllr Mick Warren

The owner of a Crewe nightclub has lost her licence following breaches over door security and alcohol rules.

Cheshire East Council successfully prosecuted Monta Daniva for offences under the Licensing Act 2003.

South Cheshire Magistrates Court ordered that her licence be revoked and fined her £133, with £500 costs.

The prosecution followed a joint operation with Cheshire police as part of a series of inspections of premises in the Nantwich Road area of Crewe.

The offences involved breaching conditions of her licence by:

● Failing to have the required number of door supervisors on duty – two were required when there was only one;

● Failing to keep a detailed register of door supervisors employed;

● Allowing entry after 1am; and

● Allowing customers to drink in an outside area in breach of a midnight cut-off.

Daniva ran the TNT Bar, in Nantwich Road, Crewe and appeared in court in Crew, on February 25, where she pleaded guilty.

Cllr Mick Warren, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for communities, said: “This prosecution sends a clear message to licensees that unlawful practices of this nature won’t be tolerated and the owner or manager can lose their licence and, consequently, their livelihood.

“Our licensing officers regularly inspect premises and do so in the best interests of the licensee, their customers and our residents.”