Takeaway shut down after vermin found
A take-a-way in Kirkdale has been shut
down by environmental health officials following concerns raised by local
residents and ward Councillors about vermin and the condition of the building.
An inspection was initially carried out, at Chickster's, on Stanley Road, Kirkdale, on 13 September 2017, following complaints from local residents and
Councillors concerning the general condition of the building, food premises and
other problems associated with waste.
Officers found evidence of rats, flies and cockroaches in the food storage and
preparation rooms and basement and deemed hygiene and cleaning standards to be
low meaning it posed an imminent risk to health.
The Council successfully applied for an emergency prohibition order at Liverpool
Magistrates Court, on Monday, 18 September 2017.
Councillor Steve Munby, Cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said:- "We were
alerted by local residents and Councillors about this takeaway and when they
carried out an inspection we have had no choice, but to have it shut down
because it poses a risk to public health. We will of course work with the owners
to support them to address the issues we have found and if they do this to our
satisfaction they will be able to reopen."
The order was granted by District Judge Lloyd who agreed that the premises must
remain closed until agreement has been reached with Liverpool City Council that
the Emergency Prohibition order can be removed.