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Published on August 1st, 2011 | by Dean Carr

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Licensee fined for handwritten ‘No smoking’ posters

A licensee in North Wales has been ordered to pay nearly £300 for putting up handwritten ‘No Smoking’ posters in her pub, while waiting for official signs to arrive.

Dawn Lemm, of the Judge and Jury, in Colwyn Bay, was told by inspectors that she had violated regulations which stress that No Smoking signs must be rectangular with the shortest side at least 6.3in long.

Inspectors also noted that her posters did not bear‘a graphic representation of a burning cigarette enclosed in a red circle with a red bar which crosses the cigarette symbol’.

Lemm was given a £150 fixed penalty which she declined to pay. At Llandudno magistrates court she admitted failing to ensure proper signs were displayed and was fined £150 with £120 costs and £15 victims’ surcharge.

According to the Daily Mail, she called the decision ‘ridiculous’.

Source : Morning Advertiser

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Dean Carr

Dean has been involved in alcohol licensing for over 20 years and has helped many independent retailers and corporate clients obtain a licence to sell alcohol or offer late night refreshment, regulated entertainment from all sorts of premises. Dean writes articles for various trade related blogs and is currently Managing Director of the PLT group of companies who run APLH and SCPLH personal alcohol licence courses nationwide. You can contact Dean or a member of his expert licensing team on: 01242 222 188



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