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Note: Please note this meeting will be conducted in line with the The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.
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An application for a Review of a Premises Licence in respect of Blossoms, 7 North Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RE, had been received from the Licensing Authority.
The Chair welcomed all parties to the hearing and invited all those present to introduce themselves. All parties did so. He outlined the procedure to be followed and all parties confirmed that they understood the procedure.
Debra Craner, Section Leader Licensing, provided an outline of the
application. Richard Phillips, Senior Solicitor representing the Licensing Authority (Applicant), confirmed that the summary was accurate.
The Chair invited the Licensing Authority to present their application. Richard Phillips, Senior Solicitor representing the Licensing Authority, did so as per Appendix 3 of the report. He advised that the CCTV footage referred to within the application had been circulated to all parties prior to the Hearing and Members of the Sub-Committee confirmed they had viewed the CCTV footage.
Mr Phillips stated that there had been a flagrant disregard by the Premises Licence Holder (PLH) to uphold the Licensing Objectives, comply with the conditions of the licence and ensure that the premises were COVID-secure. He said that Council Officers had sought to assist the PLH to ensure that the premises were operating safely but this advice had not been not followed and therefore, revocation of the premises licence was requested by the Licensing Authority.
The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question the Mr Phillips in relation to his submission. Mr Phillips and Elaine Moreton, Licensing Authority, provided responses to questions asked.
The Chair invited the Premises Licence Holder to make representations.
Duncan Craig, Barrister representing the Premises Licence Holder, stated the following: