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Contact: Donna Cope, Democratic Services Officer Tel: 01902 554452 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apologies for absence
There were no apologies for absence.
Declarations of interest
The Chair stated that all four members of the public that had submitted representations were known to him from his membership of an organisation which they were also members of. He explained however that this would not be an issue as the hearing today was not a political matter.
An application for a Premises Licence in respect of B&M Retail Limited, Unit 223A, 44-45 Dudley Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3ER was considered following representations received from Public Health, Licensing Authority and Other Persons.
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 and Compliance Officer, provided an outline of the application and confirmed that the premises was situated within a Cumulative Impact Zone (CIZ).
Mr Richard Williams, Solicitor, representing B&M Retail Limited (Applicant), confirmed that the summary provided was accurate.
The Chair invited the Applicant to present the application.
Mr Richard Williams, Solicitor, representing the Applicant, did so as per Appendix 1 of the report. He acknowledged the representations received and presented the supporting information and proposed revisions to the application as per Appendix 10 of the report. Mr Williams stated that he was fully confident, due to the measures in place and excellent business operation, that the four Licensing Objectives would not be undermined if the licence was granted.
The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question Mr Williams in relation to his submission.
Mr Williams and Mr Simon Smith, proposed Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS), responded to questions asked.
The Chair invited the Licensing Authority to make representations. Mrs Elaine Moreton did so as per Appendix 4 of the report. She stated that most of her concerns had been addressed and requested the following conditions be added to the premises licence:
1. CCTV shall be made available to any Responsible Authority on request;
2. A full time SIA approved security guard will be employed at the premises at peak trading hours;
3. Staff will undergo three monthly refresher training in security awareness which will be documented, and records made available to any Responsible Authority on request;
4. An electronic refusal log will be maintained and made available to any Responsible Authority on request;
5. The PSPO (Public Spaces Protection Order) notice provided by the Licencing Authority shall be displayed prominently on the premises visible from outside the store advising that police have powers to seize alcohol;
6. There are to be no single can sales of lagers, beers or ciders and these will only be sold in multipacks of four or more.
The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question the Licensing Authority in relation to its submission. Elaine Moreton provided responses to questions asked.
The Chair invited Public Health to make representations.
Jamie Annakin, Principal Public Health Specialist, did so as per Appendix 5 of the report.
The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question Public Health on its submission. Jamie Annakin provided responses to questions
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.
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