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ECHO, June 9, 2005

PUB HOPED TO CASH IN ON LICENCING CHANGES

A Haverhill pub hoped to be the first in the town to take advantage of new licensing laws by getting rid of the traditional ‘drinking up time.’

The White Hart, in High Street, also applied to extend the hours in which it can sell alcohol, taking it up until midnight on Sunday to Wednesday and until 1am from Thursday to Saturday.

The scrapping of the 20 minute drinking up time and the pub’s bid to stay open serving later led to concerns that drunken punters could make life difficult for people living near the pub when they come out of the premises in the small hours of the morning.

CRACKHOUSE CLOSURE ORDER

Police in Haverhill were successful in having a so-called ‘crackhouse closure order’ approved for a house in Park Road.

The order was applied for after police looked into reports by neighbours of drug taking and associated anti-social behaviour at the house. It meant only the named occupant could be in it for the next three months.



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