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 - Application for a Review of a Premises Licence in Respect of Super Mahan, 31 Thornley Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1JP pdf icon PDF 152 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

An application for a Review of a Premises Licence in respect of Super Mahan, 31 Thornley Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1JP, had been received from Trading Standards.

 

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

 

Elizabeth Gregg, Senior Licensing and Compliance Officer, provided an outline of the application. Dianne Slack, Tobacco Control Officer for Trading Standards (applicant), confirmed that the summary was accurate.

 

The Chair invited Trading Standards to present their application. Dianne Slack, Tobacco Control Officer, did so as per Appendix 3 of the report.

 

The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question the applicant in relation to her submission. Dianne Slack, Tobacco Control Officer, provided responses to questions asked.

 

The Chair invited the Premises Licence Holder to make representations.

 

Mr Duncan Craig, Barrister representing the Premises Licence Holder, made representations. He stated that his client, Mr Mohammed Sokhanvar Mahani, had been the Premises Licence Holder for a long time and accepted that there had been shortcomings on his part. Mr Craig asked the Committee to consider a stepped approach to deal with the matter as an alternative to revocation of the licence. He suggested a suspension for at least two months allowing time for proper systems and training to be put in place.

 

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

 

Mr Craig and Mr Zeya Karimi, interpreter for Mr Mahani, provided responses to questions asked.

 

The Chair invited West Midlands Police to make representations. Aimee Taylor, West Midlands Police, did so as per Appendix 4 of the report.

 

The Chair invited all parties present to question West Midlands in relation to its submission. Aimee Taylor, West Midlands Police, provided responses to questions asked.

 

The Chair invited the Licensing Authority to make representations. Mrs Elaine Moreton, Licensing Section Leader, did so as per Appendix 5 of the report.

 

The Chair invited all parties present to question the Licensing Authority in relation to its submission. Elaine Moreton, Licensing Section Leader, provided responses to questions asked.

 

The Sub-Committee adjourned at 11.45 hours.

 

The Hearing reconvened at 11.55 hours.

 

The Chair invited Public Health to make representations. Michelle Smith, Principal Public Health Specialist, did so as per Appendix 6 of the report.

 

The Chair invited all parties present to question Public Health in relation to its submission. Michelle Smith, Principal Public Health Specialist, provided responses to questions asked.

 

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

 

Duncan Craig presented a summary on behalf of the Premises Licence Holder.

 

Dianne Slack presented a summary on behalf of Trading Standards.

 

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 them of the decision of the Sub-Committee, which was read out in full by the Solicitor.

Resolved:

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