|Fulham Road Bar Fined for Licence Breaches|
La Reserve ignored restriction imposed after football brawl
A Fulham bar that continuously breached its alcohol licence conditions has been told to pay more than £3,000.
La Reserve on Fulham Road had a number of restrictions placed on its licence after rival thugs from Cardiff City and Chelsea brawled in the streets on the day of an FA Cup clash in February 2010.
They were also told to do all they could to prevent drinkers leaving the bar carrying bottles or glasses. In addition, they were instructed to make sure that the blinds were closed on match days.
He was fined £250 for each offence, making a total of £1,750 and ordered to pay the prosecution costs in the sum of £3,170.
Cllr Greg Smith, cabinet member for residents’ services, said: “ I am delighted that La Reserve has got its comeuppance for flouting the regulations on numerous occasions. All drinking establishments have a duty to ensure that alcohol is consumed responsibly and does not lead to antisocial behaviour."
Parts of Fulham are already subject to a saturation zone which allows the council to refuse to grant a new licence or an extension of an existing one if it believes it would have a negative impact on the area.
March 16, 2012