Wickham Arms censured by Lewisham Council

The management of the Wickham Arms pub (Upper Brockley Road) have been heavily censured by the licencing enforcement team at Lewisham Council, after persistent problems with after-hours drinking, noise and other forms of public nuisance.

In an extensive report published on the Lewisham Council website, the enforcement officer concludes that "the Licensing Authority remains doubtful of the premises’ ability to adhere to the permitted hours of licensable activity" and proposes that a raft of new conditions be imposed on the pub, including retraining for staff, new CCTV and a commitment by the landlord to remain at the pub throughout the evening every weekend.

It's clear from the report that both the Council and local residents have run out of patience with the current owners. Time for the Wickham team to decide whether they really want to run a pub.

With thanks to Monkeyboy and the Deptford Dame.