The various shops and pubs and clubs that our members own are private property. This means that, while the public are 'invited' to enter them, the owners can decide to refuse admission to anyone at any time. We believe that our Members' right to protect their staff and customers from harm or loss outweighs your rights and freedoms that you will lose by being excluded and we have performed a 'balance of interests' test to make sure.
All of our members have also given the CGBW their permission to stop people from entering their venues.
When we receive a report from one of our members about an incident of anti-social behaviour or criminal activity that you have been involved in, either within or near one of our member’s premises, we put the details on our database. The Exclusion Notice will include details of the incidents that have resulted in your ban. Your name, date of birth and photograph, will then be circulated to our members so they know you have been banned and they will not let you in.
Wherever possible we will write to you before you get enough points to merit a ban to let you know that unless your behaviour changes you are heading for an Exclusion Notice and also to let you know what information we have about your and what we will do with it. But we do not guarantee this [we may not have any contact details for you for instance] and if you don't get this ‘warning letter’ it will not invalidate an Exclusion Notice that is issued later. For some serious crimes you can receive an Exclusion Notice for a single criminal incident.
There is an appeal procedure and if you think the exclusion notice is wrong you should write to Crawley and Gatwick Business Watch Ground Florr 1/7 Station Road Crawley West Sussex RH101HT, stating the reasons why. Your appeal must be in writing and it will be considered by the CGBW Board of Management.