Nuneaton pub ‘forced to close’ in joint operation by police and fire service

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 7 May 2022

AN OPERATION carried out by Warwickshire Police officers and Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service has seen a pub based on Church Road in Nuneaton ‘forced’ to close their doors.

The Green Bear, Church Road (Image: Google Street View)

A visit to The Green Bear was carried out by the Fire Service and police officers just one week and three days ago (Wednesday, 27 April) – and this led to a prohibition order being issued by Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Upon inspection of the premises, the Fire Service had identified that the venue had “insufficient” fire-resistant separation between the ground floor commercial premises and the means of escape from the upper-floor residential accommodation.

As well as this, there were no working ways of detecting a fire, or warning visitors to the premises or those sleeping on the upper floor, of a potential fire.

A Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, explained: “Any fire on the ground floor would result in heat and / or smoke filling the escape route and other parts of the premises, potentially overcoming people while they sleep or preventing them from making a safe escape from the premises.”

Now, before being allowed to re-open its doors to punters and regulars, the pub will have to address and satisfy all of the issues which have been raised by the local fire department.

Whilst at the premises, Nuneaton and Bedworth police officers had seized a stolen trailer – enquiries into the theft of the trailer are ongoing at the time of publication (Saturday, 7 May).

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