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Mantra Nightclub Windsor told to reopen under new name

Mantra Nightclub Windsor Image copyright Google
Image caption Mantra Nightclub is situated under the arches of Windsor and Eton Central railway station

A nightclub will reopen under a new name and become a restaurant, bar and cabaret after its licence was varied rather than revoked by councillors.

Thames Valley Police had called for the licence of Mantra in Windsor to be revoked after it was suspended for 35 days last summer.

It followed repeated failures to prevent crime and disorder and public nuisance in and around the venue.

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council agreed a number of variations.

Mantra will have to close by 01:00 on Friday and Saturday nights while the council and owners agreed it will change its focus and become a restaurant, champagne-cocktail bar and late-night cabaret venue.

Since the licence was suspended last year, Thames Valley Police had classed it "a problem premise", saying resources had been taken away from local areas to police the venue.

Residents in nearby streets also reported problems to the council with one calling it a "no go area".

The club's management had failed to attend police and council meetings in the last year, breaching a condition of its licence.

Mantra was granted a licence in June 2012 and is located under the arches of Windsor and Eton Central railway station.

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