Agenda and draft minutes

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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.

Licensing Act 2003 - Premises Licence Application in Respect of Cosmo Bonsor, 14 Bond Street, Wolverhampton, WV2 4AS pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

An application for a Premises Licence in respect of Cosmo Bonsor, 14 Bond Street, Wolverhampton, WV2 4AS was considered following

representations received from West Midlands Police and Licensing Authority.

 

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. She explained that since the agenda had been published Heath Thomas, Solicitor representing the Applicant, Mr Jason Pitt, had submitted additional information for the Licensing Sub-Committee to consider. The supplementary information had been made exempt under Paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as it contains information relating to an individual.

 

Heath Thomas confirmed the report to be correct and advised he would be happy for the press and public to not be excluded for the exempt information.

 

The Chair invited the Applicant to present the application. Mr Heath Thomas, representing the applicant, did so as per appendix 1 and made reference to the supplementary information pack. The supplementary pack included proposed conditions volunteered by the applicant and proposed conditions that had been agreed with West Midlands Police prior to the Sub-Committee hearing. The conditions included issues in relation to times of SIA door staff and the frequency of searching.

 

The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question Mr Thomas in relation to his submission.

 

Mr Heath Thomas and Mr Jason Pitt responded to questions asked. Mr Thomas confirmed that he would accept Environmental Health’s condition as per Appendix 5 with the amendment time of 21:00 to be added to the condition.

 

The Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee was adjourned at 11:40 for a short break.

 

The Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee reconvened at 11:45.

 

The Chair invited the West Midlands Police to make representations.

 

Sgt Steph Reynolds, representing West Midlands Police, did so as per Appendix 3. She advised that significant mediation hadtaken place between West Midlands Police and the Applicant, but they could not agree on the time SIA door staff would start and the frequency of searches. West Midlands Police requested that SIA door staff start at 22:00hrs every Friday and Saturday night and that all persons wishing to enter or re-enter the premises would be subject to a full search policy.

 

The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question West Midlands Police in relation to its submission.

 

Sgt Steph Reynolds responded to questions asked.

 

The Chair invited the Licensing Authority to make representations.

 

Mrs Elaine Moreton did so as per Appendix 4.

 

The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question the Licensing Authority in relation to its submission. No questions were asked.

 

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

 

All parties present made a final statement.

 

All interested parties, with the exception of the Solicitor and the Democratic Services Officer, 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  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.