Trading standards

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Illegal tobacco warning in Brixton as sniffer dogs demonstrate their skills

Public Health and Trading Standards officials are warning of the dangers of illegal tobacco – and demonstrating how those who sell it are caught. Sniffer dogs were out on the street in Brixton on Tuesday, showing off their skills in identifying illegal and potentially deadly tobacco. The roadshow is part of the Keep It Out … Continue reading

Brixton meat trader guilty of ‘Smoke Goat’ charges

A Brixton based butcher,  Hassan Mohammed  of the KM Meat Shop in Electric Avenue has pleaded guilty to several charges after meat carcasses, unfit for human consumption were found at his shop. Earlier this year, council officers, investigating flooding to food shops in Electric Avenue found three  meat carcasses in a cold store at the … Continue reading

Filthy Brixton take-away owner hit with heavy fine

Food and grease on the walls, floors and work surfaces of a Brixton take-away’s kitchen were discovered by Lambeth council during an inspection which revealed a serious risk to customers health. It was also found that food was not adequately refrigerated and there was a potential danger from cross contamination. The grim discoveries were made … Continue reading

Lambeth quick to shut nuisance premises under new powers

Lambeth has used new powers to shut down seven properties in three months including a brothel, an illegal rave venue and a drugs den, which were causing a nuisance to residents. The new Anti-Social Behaviour and Policing Act 2014 came into force on October 20 last year and empowers councils and police to issue immediate … Continue reading

London’s toughest regime on under-age alcohol sales proposed

In a London-wide first Lambeth Council is proposing a one-strike and you’re out for policy for off-licenses that sell alcohol to kids. Currently the council needed to prove three cases where the law had been broken before it can stop an off-license selling alcohol. The move comes as Lambeth looks at using new laws to … Continue reading

Lambeth Council’s crushing victory against illegal ice cream sellers

Lambeth Council have licked unlicensed ice cream sales by crushing a van that was repeatedly used illegally around South Bank tourist hot spots. The ice cream van was seized on Westminster Bridge near the London Eye in May last year and destroyed today at a South London scrap yard. (July 12) Cllr Jack Hopkins, Lambeth … Continue reading

Shopkeeper fined for selling tobacco to 15-year-old girl

A shopkeeper has been hit with court costs and fines totalling £995 after being caught selling cigarettes red-handed in a Lambeth council trading standards sting. Amratlal Shah  pleaded guilty to selling tobacco to a 15-year-old council “test purchaser” at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court on May 22. Councillor Jack Hopkins, Lambeth’s cabinet member for public protection, … Continue reading

Tough action against rogue Waterloo off-licence

An off-licence has been stripped of its permission to sell alcohol after it sold booze to under age customers and had staff working illegally in the premises. Lambeth council’s trading standards team brought an application to review the licence held by Premier Food and Wine in The Cut, Waterloo, on Tuesday last week (May 8). … Continue reading

Feathered kitchen intruder leads to fine for restaurant owners

The owners of a filthy restaurant kitchen where food inspectors discovered a live pigeon sitting on top of a freezer full of food have been hit with a hefty fine. Lambeth Council food safety inspectors made the grim discovery after turning up to assess the kitchen on a Lambeth industrial estate last year. It had … Continue reading

Council acts on noisy bar that caused sleepless nights for residents

Neighbours who were plagued by noise and loud music from a bar have won a victory after action by Lambeth Council. Residents living near The High Bar and Restaurant in High Parade, Streatham High Road, had to endure loud music and singing often in the early hours of the morning, after the premises opened at … Continue reading


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