Hearing to review pub licence

THE police have successfully called for a review of the premises licence of a well-known Galashiels pub.

A special hearing will be held next month to decide the fate of H20 in the town’s Overhaugh Street.

It will be conducted by the Scottish Borders Licensing Board councillors in the former council chambers, Paton Street, Galashiels, on Friday, May 13, at 10.30am.

A police report will claim there have been breaches of the Licensing (Scotland Act) 2005, citing four of the legislation’s five strategic objections: preventing crime and disorder, preventing public nuisance, securing public safety and protecting children from harm.

The holders of the premises licence at H20 – the partnership of Luigi Crolla and Paula Crolla – have been cited to appear to answer the allegations.