Released: May 16, 2020

Council and Police tackle city business ignoring government advice

A Wolverhampton business has been served with a Prohibition Notice for continuing to operate during the coronavirus pandemic, putting customers at risk.

Working together with West Midlands Police, City of Wolverhampton Council visited premises across the city last night (Friday).

Kaz Bar, Bar and Grill, Graiseley Row, was found open for business and serving alcohol to members of the public.

A Prohibition Notice was served preventing the sale of food or drink for consumption on the premises, including outside areas – and a call for a review of the designated premises supervisor’s license will also be made.

Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment at City of Wolverhampton Council said: “As a council, we take a zero-tolerance approach to those who flout the rules and put others at risk during such uncertain times.

“It is not acceptable for businesses to be ignoring advice set out by the government that has been put in place to protect the public from the virus.

“I’m pleased to see most businesses are acting responsibly and abiding by the rules and listening to government advice.

“I would like to thank all officers who are working to protect the public by clamping down on those who are selfishly putting customers and their staff at risk.”

To report any concerns relating to businesses who are operating unlawfully, contact environmental.health@wolverhampton.gov.uk