Lincoln bar to have licensing status reviewed

A Lincoln bar and restaurant is facing a review of its licence following concerns highlighted by Lincolnshire Police.

The City of Lincoln Council will review the licence of Status, based on Silver Street, at a licensing sub-committee meeting early next week.

Lincolnshire Police made an application for a review to the city council in January this year following a number of alleged criminal acts on the premises.

Since the venue relaunched in September 2014 to coincide with the start of the university year, police said that they saw a rise of more than 300 percent in the number of incidents reported to them up until the end of the year.

They cited poor and inefficient management, problems with the smoking area, alleged direct dispensing of drinks on the site, overcrowding, and concerns with door supervision as other reasons for the licence review.

In their application, the police added that the venue changed hands six times between April 2014 and January 2015, which in their view “highlights a huge lack of consistency within the management of the premises and is a clear indication of deeper problems.”

The business was allowed to extend its hours from 9am to 4am by the city council in 2013.

Status has been contacted by The Lincolnite and the story will be updated when we hear a response.