Pubs face World Cup crackdown
1 June, 2010
Pubs in England are facing unnecessary curbs to prevent football-related violence this summer, the British Beer and Pub Association claims in an article in The Publican.
The association fears its members are having to deal with spurious and ineffective measures around the tournament, which runs from 10th June to 11th July. It is calling on central and local government to take a more positive approach to the World Cup, and to work more closely with local pubs to address potential problems. The Home Office’s raft of recommendations for police this summer include license reviews, random visits, test purchase operations and the greater use of CCTV cameras in and around pubs and bars.
The BBPA has issued its own guidance for pubs during the tournament, which can be found here.
For the full story, see BBPA slams ‘unnecessary' police rules around World Cup.