What is M.A.L.V?
MALV, originally Mansfield Association of Late Night Venues, was formed in 2001 after a group of Operators, Managers of late night venues and Doug Gardner, our Police Licensing Officer felt a forum should be put together, similar to the successful Pubwatch scheme.This new, non-profit making forum met on a once a month basis to deal with issues that only occurred within the 'late' late night economy.
The criteria included CCTV, Admission Policies, Registered Door Supervisors, Drugs Policies and other factors which ensured our venues offered a controlled and safe environment for our customers.
In 2005, the Licensing Act was changed and PEL's in effect, were scrapped, Premises Licences and Personal Licences were introduced, all issued and enforced by local Councils. As part of the new Licensing Act, all Licensed venues including bars, night clubs and social clubs now have to adhere to the same criteria as stated on their newly granted Premises Licence.
The conditions on the new licences are very similar to an old PEL. In March 2006, all venues now had the same regulations and as most bars were operating later, it was deemed only sensible and fair to merge Pubwatch and the MALV forum together – as now, we all have to deal with issues that were previously deemed to be the 'nightclubs' responsibility…