Extra CCTV cameras must be installed at Northampton pub following police investigation

An artists' impression of The Gallery in Southfields was released in February, after Punch Taverns announced it was planning a �250,000 revamp of the venue.
An artists' impression of The Gallery in Southfields was released in February, after Punch Taverns announced it was planning a �250,000 revamp of the venue.
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The supervisor at a Northampton pub has been permanently removed from the licence following a police investigation.

The measure is among several imposed by councillors on The Gallery in Farmhill Road, Southfields, following a review of the premises licence.

Evidence was given in private because the review contained allegations of criminal activity.

But minutes now made public reveal that the licensing sub committee at the Guildhall ruled CCTV cameras now have to cover the whole pub and restrictions must be placed on the outdoor seating area.

Councillors also stipulated that the temporary step of Sally Jones being removed as the designated premises supervisor from the premises licence should now be made permanent.

The minutes read: “CCTV [should be] installed or modified to ensure it covers all public areas both inside and outside the premises so that there are no areas which are not captured by CCTV.

“Recordings from such CCTV [should] be retained for 14 days and be provided to the police or local authority upon demand.

The minutes added: “The outside seating area to the front of the premises [should also] be closed to all patrons at 11pm on all days.”

A Punch Taverns-owned sports pub, The Gallery reopened in March after a £250,000 refurbishment.

However it closed for an initial period of 28 days in June pending a full licence review after the police investigation.

Neither Punch Taverns nor Northamptonshire Police would reveal the nature of the investigation.