FOLLOWING a number of incidents involving underage drinking and the breaking of licence conditions, Sandown Social Club will have it’s licence reviewed.
The review has been initiated by a number of incidents were under-18s have been permitted not only to enter the club, but to also consume alcohol on the premises which has led to crime and disorder in and around Sandown.
In addition to this, the member-only club has allowed non-members to enter the club and use it’s facilities.
One birthday party, held for a 17-year-old and around 60 young people, resulted in mass disorder in Sandown High Street including shops having windows smashed. The club has no record of refusing to serve anyone at the event, although the majority of the attendants were under-age.
UPDATED @ 13:00 (18TH JUNE):
The Isle of Wight Council licensing sub-committee have today added extra conditions to Sandown Social Club’s licence, on the request of Hampshire Constabulary.
The new conditions are:
– No drinking outside the premises
– Staff training for responsible alcohol sales
– No under-18s allowed on site
– Visible signs asking for members to be considerate to the club’s neighbours when they leave.
The police said they normally had no concerns about the club.