Following complaints, officials from Fylde Council observed customers entering Mavrick’s Barbers on St Alban’s Road. Consequently, a £1000 fine and a prohibition closure notice has now been served.
A Fylde Council spokesperson said, ‘Following complaints alleging that the shop was open with a booking system via Facebook, the Council witnessed clientele entering the premises to use the facilities. The proprietor has also been issued with a £1000 fixed penalty notice. The public should be aware that they also could be fined £200 for visiting any premises required to close under the lockdown.’
Mavricks has previously enjoyed a wealth of great on-line reviews such as:
‘Best barber in town cuts my hair how I want will not go to anyone else now excellent vibe in the shop and so handy to book an appointment through here get booked in.’
‘Excellent service, haircut and atmos. I will be a regular customer moving forward. 5 stars.’
‘First time at Mavricks. Good atmosphere, good music. Nice clean environment. Top lad, decent fade and beard trim. Will be booking in again. Cheers.’
The council spokesperson continued, ‘You can find out what you can and can’t do during lockdown at www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home. If anyone is concerned about a business, they can report them online so that we can offer them support and advice in the current situation at https://crowd.in/3JZKhg. The message is Stay home. Support the NHS. Save lives.’