Music venue closed by health inspectors amid mouse infestation

The 13th Note in Glasgow was issued with a remedial action notice on Tuesday, after 'mouse droppings' were found.

Glasgow music venue the 13th Note closed by health inspectors following mouse infestation © Google Maps 2024

A music venue in Glasgow has been closed by health inspectors following the discovery of a mouse infestation.

The 13th Note on King Street was issued with a remedial action notice on Tuesday by environmental health.

The notice said the bar and restaurant had “inadequate” pest control procedures and “mouse droppings were found throughout”.

It comes three months after workers sent a collective grievance to the owners and kitchen employees walked out amid safety fears with faulty equipment.

Owner of the business, Jacqueline Fennessy, said workers will be paid during the closure, and hopes to reopen the later in the week.

However, Glasgow City Council said the venue could not reopen until the mouse infestation and cleanliness issues were fixed.

A spokesperson said: “Our environmental health officers carried out an inspection of The 13th Note today after receiving a complaint.

“Officers issued a remedial action notice which prevents operation of the business until matters of cleanliness and mice infestation have been addressed.”

Bryan Simpson, lead organiser at Unite Hospitality, said: “A remedial action notice compelling immediate closure is the one of the most serious warnings that environmental health can issue.

“Our members have been trying to warn the owner Jacqueline Fennessy (via a formal collective grievance process) that there are serious issues with pest control and hygiene for months now but they have been dismissed by her.

“This serious notice also comes the same day that Ms Fennessy assured us in writing that she has ‘rectified all health and safety issues’.

“What we need urgently from Ms Fennessy are two things: immediate action to resolve all hygiene, health and safety issues at 13th Note, and reassurances that all workers will be paid during the closure.”

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