Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Committee Room 5, Ground Floor, Civic Centre

Contact: Donna Cope, Democratic Services Officer  Tel: 01902 554452 Email:  donna.cope@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

2.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

3.

Exclusion of press and public

To pass the following resolution:

That, in accordance with section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business as they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act relating to any individual.

 

Minutes:

Resolved:

That, in accordance with section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business as they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within paragraph 7 of Schedule 12A to the Act.

4.

Licensing Act 2003 – Application for an Expedited Summary Review of a Premises Licence in respect of The Outback, 50 Queen Street, City Centre, Wolverhampton, WV1 3BJ

Minutes:

An application for an expedited summary review of a Premises Licence in respect of The Outback, 50 Queen Street, City Centre, Wolverhampton, WV1 3BJ, had been received from West Midlands Police.

 

The Chair led round-table introductions and outlined the procedure to be followed. All parties confirmed that they understood the procedure.

 

Elizabeth Gregg, Senior Licensing Officer, provided an outline of the application. West Midlands Police confirmed that the summary was accurate.

 

The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question the report content.

 

No questions were asked.

 

The Chair invited West Midlands Police to present their application.

 

PC Michelle Churm, West Midlands Police, stated the grounds for review as per Appendix 3 of the restricted report and requested that the premises licence be suspended.

 

The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question the Review applicant in relation to its representation. PC Michelle Churm and Inspector Stuart Roberts provided responses to questions asked.

 

The Chair invited the Premises Licence Holder to make representations. Jake Flanagan, Licensing Consultant representing the Premises Licence Holder, made representations.

 

The Chair invited all parties present to question Jake Flanagan in relation to his submission.

 

Jake Flanagan, Abdul Matli, Business Owner, and Manjit Singh, Premises Licence Holder, provided responses to questions asked.

 

The Chair invited all parties present to make their final address.

 

Jake Flanagan presented a summary on behalf of the Premises Licence Holder.

 

PC Michelle Churm presented a summary on behalf of West Midlands Police.

 

All interested parties, with the exception of the Senior Solicitor and the Democratic Services Officers, withdrew from the meeting to enable the Sub-Committee to determine the matter.

 

All interested parties were invited back to the meeting and the Chair advised them of the decision of the Sub-Committee, which was read out in full by the Senior Solicitor.

 

Resolved:

An Application had been received from the West Midlands Police on 28 January 2019 for an expedited review of the Premises Licence in respect of The Outback, 50 Queen Street, Wolverhampton WV1 3BJ.

 

The Chief of Police had given a certificate under Section 53A (1) (b) of the Licensing Act 2003 (the Act), stating that in their opinion the premises were associated with serious crime and disorder and had requested that interim steps be applied to the premises licence pending a full review hearing.

The Sub-Committee considered all information presented both written and oral.

The Sub-Committee heard from the applicant (West Midlands Police) that:

  1. On 5 May 2017 an action plan was agreed between the premises and WMP which dealt with search procedures at the premises.
  2. There was a log of issues in October/November 2018.
  3. On 13 December 2018 a meeting was held at Wolverhampton Police Station. The DPS of the premises, Cheryl Davis, and the Manager, Abdul Matli, were present. A number of issues were raised by West Midlands Police to include concerns regarding to non-compliance with licence conditions such as failure to wear lapel cams, use link radio, brief door staff and report to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.