AN INGOLDMELLS beach bar owner has been issued with a severe warning regarding future conduct after undergoing a premises licence review.
Simon Adderley, owner and designated premises supervisor of Joe's Beach Bar, will now have to display an A3 'warning' sign at the premises indicating it is on a yellow card from the Licensing Authority.
Lincolnshire Police had requested either removal of the beach from the premises licence or a reduction of licensing hours in relation to the beach after concerns were raised as a result of a Monster Ibiza Beach Party held in August last year.
Giving evidence at an East Lindsey District Council hearing, police barrister Edward Pleeth said: "Initial notification of the event did not indicate there would be any significant impact in terms of risk by the numbers involved and the nature of the event itself which was initially described as a one-day event but over a period of time mushroomed into a three-day, two-night event with overnight camping and continuous licensable activities throughout that period."
The initial safety event plan submitted by Mr Adderley was not considered adequate and was later acknowledged by Mr Adderley as being a document previously submitted in relation to another premise nearby. Sgt Linsell of Lincolnshire Police, who attended the event said: "At 11pm I suggested he should stop playing music and he stated there would be a riot if he did. I believe he treated me with total disdain and I found Mr Adderley quite rude and abrupt. As I was leaving I heard the DJ say 'are we ready for two hours of hard core' and no attempt was made to quell the noise or stop the party."
Sgt Linsell revisited the premises at 1am and the music was switched off by 1.20pm. Further submissions were made by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and East Lindsey Safety Advisory Group (ELSAG) who voiced concerns over Mr Adderley's event preparation.
In response, Mr Adderley said: "That night we had a 25mph south-easterly wind and playing out 40,000 watts we only had one complaint as well as being three times over subscribed on security to make sure everyone was safe."
Mr Adderley said he always responded to correspondence within minutes of receipt and his paperwork was in accordance to the advice he had been given.
As a result of the hearing, strict conditions have been placed on the premises licence relating to time scales that the premises licence holder must comply with when submitting risk assessments and event management plans to ELSAG and the matters which must be covered in the event management plan.