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Security staff swoop on holiday parks

PUBLISHED: 15:06 01 September 2010 | UPDATED: 11:58 16 September 2010

AN unlicensed manager was found working at a local holiday parks illegally, following a co-ordinated check on security staff.

The operation to check staff at the parks around Great Yarmouth were working legally during the summer season took place last Thursday.

AN unlicensed manager was found working at a local holiday parks illegally, following a co-ordinated check on security staff.

The operation to check staff at the parks around Great Yarmouth were working legally during the summer season took place last Thursday.

Security Industry Authority (SIA) investigators were supported by Norfolk Constabulary Licensing Regulation Team and Great Yarmouth Borough Council during the inspection.

Nineteen security staff were checked, with 18 operatives found to hold a valid licence.

Nigel Davies, SIA head of investigation, said: “The risk to the public from unlicensed security operatives during the summer season is high, so we conducted a pre-operation check last month, visiting five of the largest holiday parks in the Great Yarmouth area.

“All sites were advised of the legal requirements and their obligations. Whilst the majority of security staff were working legally, it was disappointing to find an unlicensed manager.”

Chris Skinner, head of central services at Great Yarmouth Borough Council, said: “Holiday parks provide entertainment and sell alcohol under premises licenses issued by the borough council.

“It is a condition of many of these licences that SIA-licensed security operatives are employed.

Ensuring that licence conditions are complied with is very important to the council.

“Operations such as this send a strong message that firm action will be taken if licence conditions are breached.”


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