Posted on: Tuesday 28 April 2020
Last week, Environmental Health Officers from Torfaen Council’s Public Protection team served fixed penalty notices to The Hanbury Arms, on Clarence Street, Pontypool after customers were found drinking at the bar.
Using the powers within the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020, which is latest Welsh Government legislation introduced in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, notices were served on Friday 24 April following breaches of the new regulations on the 10and 11of April which was around the peak of the pandemic.
Prohibition Notices were served to the manager and premises license holder and a fixed penalty notice of £60 handed to the manager. The enforcement action took place after local Police officers found members of the public drinking at the bar.
Cllr Mandy Owen, Torfaen’s Executive Member responsible for Public Protection, said: “During the emergency period this pub was found to have customers drinking alcohol on the premises . Although, the vast majority of businesses and the public are following the government’s advice, the council and police continue to monitor our area to ensure that businesses are keeping our communities safe and helping save lives.