Homerton social club’s doors close following complaints

Beeman's Social Club in Rosina Street, Homerton.

Beeman's Social Club in Rosina Street, Homerton. - Credit: Archant

A social club accused of holding late night parties which kept neighbours awake until the early hours has been ordered to close.

Beeman’s social club in Rosina Street, Homerton, was the subject of complaints from residents who reported anti-social behaviour in and around the club, such as customers littering, urinating in doorways and making noise late at night.

Hackney Council and the police worked with neighbours to obtain evidence before attending Thames Magistrates’ Court, where they were granted a premises closure order.

The property has now been secured and anyone trying to gain access during the closure period will be in breach of the order and could be fined up to £5,000 and/or jailed for six months.

The closure order will stay in place until January 2, 2014 at which time the council will apply for an extension.

Deputy mayor Cllr Sophie Linden said: “Those operating and visiting Beeman’s showed a complete disregard for people living nearby, who were subjected to regular bouts of unacceptable anti-social behaviour.

“Statements from residents formed an important part of this case, which was only successful because of the joint work between residents, police and the council.”

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Acting Sgt Craig Brummel, of Chatham safer neighbourhoods team, said: “This closure is excellent news for residents,.

“I would like to thank the residents, as without their support, this closure order would not have been possible.”

The proprietor of Beeman’s, Benjamin Mensah, refused to comment on the matter when contacted.