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Election of Chair
MOVED by Councillor Rezina Chowdhury, SECONDED by Councillor Philip Normal and
RESOLVED: That Councillor Fred Cowell be elected Chair for the meeting.
Declaration of Pecuniary Interests
Under Standing Order 4.4, where any councillor has a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (as defined in the Members’ Code of Conduct (para. 4)) in any matter to be considered at a meeting of the Council, a committee, sub-committee or joint committee, they must withdraw from the meeting room during the whole of the consideration of that matter and must not participate in any vote on that matter unless a dispensation has been obtained from the Monitoring Officer.
None were declared.
Strategic Director for Resident Services
Contact: Bina Patel, Principal Licensing Officer, Public Protection and Regulatory Services, 020 7926 4103
Presentation by the Licensing Officer
The Sub-Committee was informed that an application for a review of a premises licence had been submitted. The Sub-Committee’s attention was drawn to chapters 2, 3, 9, 10 and 11 of the Statutory Guidance and Sections 1 and 5 (and polices 7 and 10) of the Statement of Licensing Policy as the ones particularly relevant to this application. The options available to the Sub- Committee were set out in paragraph 6.1 of the report on page 11 of the agenda papers.
The Licensing Officer informed the Sub-Committee that:
• This was a review application submitted by the Licensing team as a responsible authority.
• The application was submitted subsequent to the premises having sold alcohol at a time when no DPS was present at the premises.
• The premises licence had been suspended since 6 August 2019 due to non-payment of annual fees.
• The report could be found on pages 7 - 11 of the agenda papers.
• The application form could be found from pages 13-85 of the agenda papers.
• There was an error on page 16 on paragraph 4. The date written as ‘21 February 2017’ should read ‘21 February 2019’.
• Two representations had been received in support of the application from the Police and Public Protection. These representations could be found from pages 179 - 181 of the agenda papers
• Supporting documents had been provided to the Licensing team. These documents had been provided to the licence holder and could be found on pages 87–108 of the agenda papers.
• The premises licence was still suspended due to outstanding fees owed to the Council.
• The premises licence could be found on page 181 of the agenda papers.
In response to questions from Members, the Licensing Officer informed the Sub-Committee that:
• The premises licence holder would have been made aware of the unsuccessful applications to appoint a new DPS. This would have been done via email.
Presentation by the applicant
Ms Bina Patel, Licensing Manager, informed the Sub-Committee that:
• She was seeking a revocation of the premises licence.
• The premises had sold alcohol without a DPS present.
• The Licensing team had made several attempts to have the issues relating to the premises rectified.
• Advice had been given to the premises licence holder on the phone and visits had been made to the premises.
• Despite attempts by the licence holder to ensure that an appropriate DPS was appointed, any application that had been submitted had either not been signed by the licence holder or included a consent form from the proposed DPS.
• The applicant had been informed of the failed applications via email.
• Subsequent to the initial applications to appoint a DPS, there had been further invalid applications made by the premises licence holder.
• The premises had breached its licence.
• The premises had sold alcohol at times when the business did not have a DPS and had displayed alcohol ... view the full minutes text for item 4.
A meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee has been convened as a result of an objection raised by the Police and Public Protection regarding a Temporary Event Notice (TEN). Section 105 (2)(a) of the Licensing Act 2003 [part5]) requires a minimum of two days’ notice to be given. The first event is due to take place on 14 September 2019.
The Chair is of the opinion that although the meeting has not been convened with at least five clear days’ notice, it should proceed now as a matter of urgency to consider the objections to the TEN because of the special circumstances of the need to comply with the statutory requirements of the Licensing Act 2003.
A meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee has been convened as a result of an objection raised by the Police and Public Protection regarding a Temporary Event Notice (TEN). Section 105 (2)(a) of the Licensing Act 2003 [part5]) required a minimum of two days’ notice to be given. The first event was due to take place on 14 September 2019.
The Chair was of the opinion that although the meeting has not been convened with at least five clear days’ notice, it should proceed as a matter of urgency to consider the objections to the TEN because of the special circumstances of the need to comply with the statutory requirements of the Licensing Act 2003.