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Paisley pub has licence revoked

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Paisley pub has licence revoked

A Paisley town centre pub which had an alleged attempted murder take place outside its doors has had its licence revoked by Renfrewshire Licensing Board.

Councillors voted to impose the penalty on the Turf Tavern, Orchard Street, Paisley, after considering an application from police.

The pub is the first premises in the area to have its licence revoked for a breach of licensing objectives since the introduction of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

turf tavernA report from Chief Superintendent Alan Speirs detailed a series of incidents involving violence or anti-social behaviour at the pub over the past 18 months.

One of these related to a man being found seriously injured outside the premises on Saturday 30 June this year. Four men have been charged with attempted murder in relation to this incident.

The board also heard the pub previously had its licence suspended for four weeks in June 2011

In his report to councillors, Chief Superintendent Speirs said: “It seems that management and staff have learned nothing from their suspension a year ago.

“The serious nature of the above incidents shows once again a complete lack of control of the patrons by staff and the lack of responsible management in relation to levels of violence, drunkenness and anti-social behaviour.”

Councillor Alexander Murrin, Convener of Renfrewshire Licensing Board, said: “The council has a legal responsibility to promote various licensing objectives, including the prevention of crime and disorder, and securing public safety.

“While the vast majority of the 400-plus licensed premises in Renfrewshire operate responsibly, we will take decisive action against those who do not.

“This pub had already been subject to a suspension but continued to be at the centre of incidents involving anti-social behaviour, which is why the board opted to withdraw the pub’s licence to operate.”

Other incidents detailed in the police report included the following:

– 7 July 2012: Police on a routine visit to the pub were accosted by a customer who repeatedly swore at them, and was arrested for a breach of the peace, leading officers to warn staff that the man should not have been served any more alcohol;

– 29 September 2011: A customer was left locked inside the pub after it closed, and was heard banging on the door by a member of the public. It took almost two hours before a keyholder turned up to release the man, who couldn’t call for help as he had no mobile phone and there was no landline in the pub.

The licence-holders have a 21-day period in which they can appeal the decision.

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Tom Urie Visits Hamishes hoose

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GUESS WHAT!!! Tom Urie (Big Bob off of River City) is releasing a new album (CD) and we are delighted to be part of the launch of it. TOM is appearing in Hamishes’ Hoose to promote the album on Tuesday the 18th of October at 8pm. As you can imagine places for this will be limited so let me know if you want to attend this great night?

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Laugh your way into May

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This Saturday, the 1st of May (the day you wash your face in the morning dew in order that you remain fresh skinned all year) sees one of the best stand up comedians in the country appear in Hamishes’ Hoose, Raymond Mearns (for it is he) has the sharpest. keenest and rapier like wit of anyone I have ever seen. I have seen him a number of times as he used to MC the Joke Box many moons ago. I never tire of seeing him as he always has me in stitches ( I need to stop him carrying that ice pick). He is learned, has studied law and the female form and is an all round smart ars*. Deffo one to catch. also on the bill is MC Scott Agnew, Mark Nelson and Davey See. You can pay at the door or to ensure to get in, pop into the pub and buy a ticket before Saturday.

Check out www.hamisheshoose.co.uk

St Mirren Football Club frontpage news

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The St mirren news that is always on the front page has been removed until proper pre season gets back under way, you can still see the latest from the St mirren section and we still support the Paisley Saints in all ways… bring on next season…

If anyone wants it all back on the front page then tough lol.. it has been replaced by the new events live updates which keeps you updated on whats happening with events in Renfrewshire