Board urged to enforce conditions

THE biggest threat to security in late-opening premises in Glasgow is the high number of pubs licensed till 3am.
Although the 2005 licensing Act insists all premises trading after 1am must have CCTV, club owners in Glasgow claim the law is not being enforced strongly enough when it comes to pubs.
Late-night operators are urging the board to get tough on late-opening pubs – and review its policy statement to return to a system where pubs are licensed till 1am and clubs till 3am.
“They [the board] has got to draw a line in the sand, and say that if you want to have a 3am, this is what you have to have [in terms of CCTV and entertainment],” said security chief Eddie Tobin.
“Lots of pubs are not meeting the CCTV requirement.”