Takeaway could lose night-time licence for opening too late

The Bolton News: The town centre Spice Hut is under scrutiny The town centre Spice Hut is under scrutiny

A TOWN centre takeaway could lose its late-night licence for serving pizzas and kebabs past its opening hours.

After being called out to “numerous” incidents at Spice Hut in Bradshawgate police have been monitoring its opening hours.

Using CCTV cameras they found it had served takeaways for hungry punters as late as 5.48am — it is supposed to close at 4am.

After sending letters to the owners telling them to keep their opening hours, police have now asked Bolton Council to revoke its premises licence, which could force it to close.

In a letter to Bolton Council’s licencing committee, which will decide on the application at a town hall meeting today, a police spokesman said there was “unacceptable levels of crime and disorder and public nuisance” outside the Spice Hut.

He added: “On reviewing police incidents it has become apparent that these premises routinely operates outside of their permitted hours.

“They have received two police advice letters informing them of their conditions.”

But police say bosses at the takeaway ignored the advice and just two days after they received their second letter again flouted the conditions granted by the licensing authority and remained open until at least 4.30am.

The spokesman said: “Having looked at the incidents reported, it is the opinion of the police that the current premises licence holder is not capable of promoting the objectives and applying any conditions.”

Spice Hut is currently allowed to open until 3am on Monday to Thursday, until 4am on Friday and Saturday and 2am on Sunday.

It has a hygiene rating of two out of a possible five following an inspection in December.

Councillors will decide whether to revoke Spice Hut’s licence today.

Nobody from Spice Hut was available for comment.

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9:03am Thu 19 Jun 14

filthy6 says...

Can't believe that there are enough people wandering about at 4.30am to make it worthwhile opening.....
Can't believe that there are enough people wandering about at 4.30am to make it worthwhile opening..... filthy6
  • Score: 22

9:12am Thu 19 Jun 14

MarkAllRead says...

If they have a steady stream of drunk angry blokes, it must be awkward to start turning them away and try to close the premises.
If they have a steady stream of drunk angry blokes, it must be awkward to start turning them away and try to close the premises. MarkAllRead
  • Score: 9

9:18am Thu 19 Jun 14

Don Kiddick says...

filthy6 wrote:
Can't believe that there are enough people wandering about at 4.30am to make it worthwhile opening.....
I'm sure they will be looked upon favourably on judgement day - perhaps the manager mentioned this when keeping the workers behind the counter.
[quote][p][bold]filthy6[/bold] wrote: Can't believe that there are enough people wandering about at 4.30am to make it worthwhile opening.....[/p][/quote]I'm sure they will be looked upon favourably on judgement day - perhaps the manager mentioned this when keeping the workers behind the counter. Don Kiddick
  • Score: -3

9:28am Thu 19 Jun 14

Don Kiddick says...

filthy6 wrote:
Can't believe that there are enough people wandering about at 4.30am to make it worthwhile opening.....
Excellant point MarkAllRead.

Shutting this outlet punishes the workers more than the owners, and I would imagine they wanted to be stood serving drunk and no doubt aggressive balloons at 5 - 6am in the morning as much as I do.
[quote][p][bold]filthy6[/bold] wrote: Can't believe that there are enough people wandering about at 4.30am to make it worthwhile opening.....[/p][/quote]Excellant point MarkAllRead. Shutting this outlet punishes the workers more than the owners, and I would imagine they wanted to be stood serving drunk and no doubt aggressive balloons at 5 - 6am in the morning as much as I do. Don Kiddick
  • Score: 3

9:28am Thu 19 Jun 14

marco999 says...

I don't know what's more disturbing, the fact that there are people willing to buy and eat this dubious junk from a 2 star takeaway or that this type of person is roaming our streets at 4am in the morning. I wouldn't eat a kebab full stop but to eat one from a place that flouts the law and has only 2 star hygiene rating is frankly disturbing.
I don't know what's more disturbing, the fact that there are people willing to buy and eat this dubious junk from a 2 star takeaway or that this type of person is roaming our streets at 4am in the morning. I wouldn't eat a kebab full stop but to eat one from a place that flouts the law and has only 2 star hygiene rating is frankly disturbing. marco999
  • Score: 28

11:08am Thu 19 Jun 14

melloj says...

filthy6 wrote:
Can't believe that there are enough people wandering about at 4.30am to make it worthwhile opening.....
They may as well serve bacon and eggs at that time. You obviously haven't been out in a long time. The days of chucking-out at 2am a long gone. 4am is the norm these days, so there are plenty of people still arounf at 5am on a Sunday morning.
[quote][p][bold]filthy6[/bold] wrote: Can't believe that there are enough people wandering about at 4.30am to make it worthwhile opening.....[/p][/quote]They may as well serve bacon and eggs at that time. You obviously haven't been out in a long time. The days of chucking-out at 2am a long gone. 4am is the norm these days, so there are plenty of people still arounf at 5am on a Sunday morning. melloj
  • Score: 2

11:51am Thu 19 Jun 14

filthy6 says...

melloj wrote:
filthy6 wrote: Can't believe that there are enough people wandering about at 4.30am to make it worthwhile opening.....
They may as well serve bacon and eggs at that time. You obviously haven't been out in a long time. The days of chucking-out at 2am a long gone. 4am is the norm these days, so there are plenty of people still arounf at 5am on a Sunday morning.
I'm assuming they don't do bacon, but fair enough there obviously is a market or they'd shut up shop.
[quote][p][bold]melloj[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]filthy6[/bold] wrote: Can't believe that there are enough people wandering about at 4.30am to make it worthwhile opening.....[/p][/quote]They may as well serve bacon and eggs at that time. You obviously haven't been out in a long time. The days of chucking-out at 2am a long gone. 4am is the norm these days, so there are plenty of people still arounf at 5am on a Sunday morning.[/p][/quote]I'm assuming they don't do bacon, but fair enough there obviously is a market or they'd shut up shop. filthy6
  • Score: 2

12:11pm Thu 19 Jun 14

chris25 says...

My son came home a couple of weekends ago with a repulsive concoction of pizza with donnar meat inside he wolfed it down .i make a cottage pie he just picks at it ,mind boggles.
My son came home a couple of weekends ago with a repulsive concoction of pizza with donnar meat inside he wolfed it down .i make a cottage pie he just picks at it ,mind boggles. chris25
  • Score: 14

1:12pm Thu 19 Jun 14

boltonnut says...

There is a medical and financial advantage in having these takeaways open late,(if you can call 5am late.To anyone that works 5am is early).The medical advantage is that the food will induce vomiting and other bodily functions thus cleansing the digestive system.The financial advantage is that the newly cleansed drunks are now ready to spend more money on alcohol Fattening the local victuallers wallets.End results,the drunks are happy,our friends in the takeaway business are happy,(got to be careful with that one I don't want to be censored) and the land lords are happy.
There is a medical and financial advantage in having these takeaways open late,(if you can call 5am late.To anyone that works 5am is early).The medical advantage is that the food will induce vomiting and other bodily functions thus cleansing the digestive system.The financial advantage is that the newly cleansed drunks are now ready to spend more money on alcohol Fattening the local victuallers wallets.End results,the drunks are happy,our friends in the takeaway business are happy,(got to be careful with that one I don't want to be censored) and the land lords are happy. boltonnut
  • Score: 0

1:55pm Thu 19 Jun 14

cliff4treasurer says...

It won't be closed full stop.
They will get "another" last warning.
It won't be closed full stop. They will get "another" last warning. cliff4treasurer
  • Score: 3

2:25pm Thu 19 Jun 14

hal pel says...

Someone call The Michelin Guide, before this place closes forever!
Someone call The Michelin Guide, before this place closes forever! hal pel
  • Score: 5

5:21pm Thu 19 Jun 14

questionairre says...

Hi BoltonNut
You did not mention the disadvantage of the pavement pizza and the rats that inadvertently follow.
Hi BoltonNut You did not mention the disadvantage of the pavement pizza and the rats that inadvertently follow. questionairre
  • Score: 3

6:36pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Donkey Stone says...

The trouble is caused by drunken and drugged up idiots. Why sanction the food shop?
The trouble is caused by drunken and drugged up idiots. Why sanction the food shop? Donkey Stone
  • Score: -1

7:08pm Thu 19 Jun 14

calvin street says...

marco999 wrote:
I don't know what's more disturbing, the fact that there are people willing to buy and eat this dubious junk from a 2 star takeaway or that this type of person is roaming our streets at 4am in the morning. I wouldn't eat a kebab full stop but to eat one from a place that flouts the law and has only 2 star hygiene rating is frankly disturbing.
Well said sir. I walk past this hovel daily. It has had a cracked window for months, getting bigger by the week. After seeing how it looks inside first thing in the morning I wouldn't let my dog eat in there.
[quote][p][bold]marco999[/bold] wrote: I don't know what's more disturbing, the fact that there are people willing to buy and eat this dubious junk from a 2 star takeaway or that this type of person is roaming our streets at 4am in the morning. I wouldn't eat a kebab full stop but to eat one from a place that flouts the law and has only 2 star hygiene rating is frankly disturbing.[/p][/quote]Well said sir. I walk past this hovel daily. It has had a cracked window for months, getting bigger by the week. After seeing how it looks inside first thing in the morning I wouldn't let my dog eat in there. calvin street
  • Score: 7

7:20pm Thu 19 Jun 14

markthementalist says...

No body from Spice Hut was available (because the question was put in English) and they were also extremely tired.
No body from Spice Hut was available (because the question was put in English) and they were also extremely tired. markthementalist
  • Score: 4

10:01pm Thu 19 Jun 14

lancashiregirl says...

marco999 wrote:
I don't know what's more disturbing, the fact that there are people willing to buy and eat this dubious junk from a 2 star takeaway or that this type of person is roaming our streets at 4am in the morning. I wouldn't eat a kebab full stop but to eat one from a place that flouts the law and has only 2 star hygiene rating is frankly disturbing.
I agree with you, I wouldn't eat a kebab if they paid me £500m must be pretty desperate
[quote][p][bold]marco999[/bold] wrote: I don't know what's more disturbing, the fact that there are people willing to buy and eat this dubious junk from a 2 star takeaway or that this type of person is roaming our streets at 4am in the morning. I wouldn't eat a kebab full stop but to eat one from a place that flouts the law and has only 2 star hygiene rating is frankly disturbing.[/p][/quote]I agree with you, I wouldn't eat a kebab if they paid me £500m must be pretty desperate lancashiregirl
  • Score: 3

10:16pm Thu 19 Jun 14

hal pel says...

lancashiregirl wrote:
marco999 wrote:
I don't know what's more disturbing, the fact that there are people willing to buy and eat this dubious junk from a 2 star takeaway or that this type of person is roaming our streets at 4am in the morning. I wouldn't eat a kebab full stop but to eat one from a place that flouts the law and has only 2 star hygiene rating is frankly disturbing.
I agree with you, I wouldn't eat a kebab if they paid me £500m must be pretty desperate
You wouldn't eat a kebab for £500m? Is there a chance that you're exaggerating a bit? I'd eat one for far less then that. £50m perhaps.
[quote][p][bold]lancashiregirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marco999[/bold] wrote: I don't know what's more disturbing, the fact that there are people willing to buy and eat this dubious junk from a 2 star takeaway or that this type of person is roaming our streets at 4am in the morning. I wouldn't eat a kebab full stop but to eat one from a place that flouts the law and has only 2 star hygiene rating is frankly disturbing.[/p][/quote]I agree with you, I wouldn't eat a kebab if they paid me £500m must be pretty desperate[/p][/quote]You wouldn't eat a kebab for £500m? Is there a chance that you're exaggerating a bit? I'd eat one for far less then that. £50m perhaps. hal pel
  • Score: 6

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