Paul Weller’s smoking results in official warning

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Venue bosses in Southend have received a ticking off

Bosses at The Cliffs Pavilion venue in Southend have been issued with a warning after Paul Weller flouted the smoking ban during a gig there on Saturday (November 8).

Southend Borough Council issued the official warning to the Southend Theatres Limited company, reports BBC News, warning that if any other artists try to spark up there it could mean more serious trouble for the venue.

“We think the law was breached so we have issued a warning,” said Steve Ramm of Southend Borough Council. “We considered the matter but under the terms of our enforcement policy, we have issued the warning to Southend Theatres Limited at this stage.

“If a similar occurrence were to take place in future, we would be likely to take further action.”