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Rhyl pub threatened with closure can stay open as council is ‘satisfied’

Rhyl pub threatened with closure can stay open as council is ‘satisfied’

The Millbank Inn in Grange Road was given a 10-week ban by the local council in mid-January after North Wales Police requested an inspection from the local authority.

However, the company appealed the decision within 21 days of receiving the suspension notice, allowing operations to continue at least until the court proceedings were concluded.

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A hearing was scheduled for Monday (10 June) at Llandudno Magistrates Court, but last weekend a spokesman for the pub told diary that there is no longer a threat of suspension after the Council expressed its satisfaction with the improvements made.

In a statement confirmed by Denbighshire County Council, a spokesman for the pub said: “We reached agreement with the council prior to the hearing and therefore do not need to attend the court hearing.”

“We presented evidence to the council that all conditions were met, such as clearer CCTV at the front, and they were satisfied.

“There will no longer be a 10-week suspension of a driver’s license.”

Among the conditions attached to the pub’s licence by the local council in January were that CCTV images must be made available to police or local authority officials upon request and that a “log of incidents and refusals” must be kept.

This book must record all incidents involving criminal activity, drugs or violence/riots, evictions from the premises, first aid given to customers, refusal to serve alcohol or calls for police assistance.

The council’s original decision to revoke the licence followed police reports that there had been altercations between the pub manager and staff and customers.

According to police, there was one incident in which a patron was left unconscious outside the bar and another in which someone was strangled.