Updated @12.48 29/06/20
Recently we wrote about a blog post titled
We pointed out England fans had to pay a tenner to watch our boys do their best at the Euro’s. Of course alcohol was on sale and it would appear that the sale of alcohol to punters who forked out a tenner was illegals as the Harbour Arm didn’t have a licence and don’t have a valid licence, according to Folkestone & Hythe District Council website.
Since we published this image above yesterday, the Council have now updated there website – today 29/06/21 – to show the Harbour Arm does have a current licence. We apologise to Folkestone Harbour Company Ltd and its owner.
The error was not ours, but rather the Council’s for publishing incorrect information. As we stated all the information used was according to the Council.
This raises questions about the validity of the information the Council publishes, as it is misleading and false. All residents ought to be able to rely on the information it publishes as factually correct. The Cllr responsible for website information is Cllr Ray Field (Ind) (pictured).
In England and Wales, the Licensing Act 2003 is the legislation used to license premises in their sale of alcohol. It forms the backbone of UK alcohol laws and sets the laws that any business selling alcohol must follow, including which licenses they need to apply for and what they must do to responsibly carry out the sale of alcoholic beverages. The Act also regulates the provision of other licensable activities, namely regulated entertainment — such as showing a film, hosting a sports event, or a performance of live music — and late-night refreshment.
The Shepway Vox Team
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