District council shuts down pub over mice infestation


District council shuts down pub over mice infestation

A pub in Camber has been closed by environmental health officers after they discovered an infestation of mice.

Rother District Council officers visited Camber Castle Public House in Lydd Road on Monday, January 25, after receiving a complaint from a member of the public.

They found mice droppings throughout the premises including in food preparation areas.

Following an application by the district council, Hastings Magistrates made an order on Wednesday, January 27, closing the premises until the council is satisfied that the health risk has been removed.

The owner of Camber Castle employed a pest control company following the council 's discovery and have since been carrying out extensive cleaning.

Cllr Ian Hollidge, the district council's cabinet member for environment, transport and the public realm said: "Mice are incontinent and their urine could easily contaminate food, leading to serious health problems for customers.  Our officers acted quickly to protect the public and I am pleased that the court made the order to close the premises and protect public health."

The public house will remain closed until Rother District Council certifies that it is safe for it to reopen.

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