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Fined after lack of action on improvement notices

21 September 2016

Southend Magistrates Court has fined a café £16,000 after inspectors found previous improvement notices had been ignored.

It had been visited in August 2015 by a Southend-on-Sea Borough Council chartered environmental health practitioner, who found a number of issues.

These ranged from an absence of documented food safety management practices or electrical installation maintenance.

The café also did not have any hand washing facilities in the kitchen, according to SHP magazine.

As a result, three improvement notices were issued, two for hygiene and one for health and safety.

However, two further visits by officials in September 2015 found the improvement notices had been ignored.

During the recent court case, Ms Agneska De'Ath (nee Janaszek), a director of the Crown Café/Bistro at the time of the offences, gave evidence and also stated she no longer runs the cafe.

Ms De'Ath received a fine of £1,440 and and ordered to pay £1,000 costs, while the Crown Café/Bistro, of Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea, was fined £16,000 with costs of over £2,100.

Ms De'Ath and her limited were also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £188 by the court.

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