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Apologies for absence
There were no apologies for absence.
Declarations of interest
Councillor Alan Bolshaw, Chair of the Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee, stated that shortly after the Hearing was adjourned on 11 November 2020, he received an email from the Applicant, Mr Clive Thomason. The Chair stated that he did not read the email and sent it to officers for them to deal with. He confirmed that receipt of the email had not prejudiced his decision in any way.
An application for a Premises Licence in respect of Purity Club, 3 Pitt Street, Wolverhampton, WV3 0NF was considered following representations received from the Licensing Authority, Public Health and West Midlands Police.
The Chair stated that on 11 November 2020 all parties had agreed to adjourn the Sub-Committee Hearing to a specified date that being Wednesday 18 November 2020, to allow West Midlands Police more time to consider the amended Operating Schedule that had been proposed by the Licensing Authority.
The Chair stated the names of all those present at the Hearing and invited Debra Craner, Section Leader Licensing, to report any updates since the Hearing had been adjourned.
The Section Leader Licensing stated that since the last Hearing, West Midlands Police (WMP) had submitted a further amended Operating Schedule and that this had been circulated to all parties.
The Chair invited the Applicant to comment on the new proposals from West Midlands Police.
Mr Clive Thomason, Applicant, confirmed that he had seen the proposed amendments from West Midlands Police and was happy to accept them.
The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question Mr Thomason. Mr Thomason responded to questions asked.
The Chair invited the Licensing Authority to make representations regarding the new proposals. Elaine Moreton, Section Leader Licensing, did so. She stated that the Operating Schedule submitted by West Midlands Police was very good and that it was an enhanced version of what she had previously submitted. She confirmed that she had no objections to the amended proposal but highlighted two potential mistakes within the document.
Mr Andrew Parker and Sgt Steph Reynolds acknowledged the two mistakes and agreed to rectify them.
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 West Midlands Police to make representations regarding their proposed Operating Schedule. Mr Andrew Parker, Barrister representing West Midlands Police, did so. He confirmed that WMP were now satisfied as the Applicant had agreed to their proposed amendments and had confirmed that he had no intention to use the premises as a sexual entertainment venue.
The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question West Midlands Police in relation to its submission. Mr Parker responded to questions asked.
The Chair invited Public Health to make representations regarding the new proposals. Michelle Smith, Principal Public Health Specialist, did so. She requested that a condition regarding membership be added to the schedule to ensure that admittance to the premises could not be immediate upon obtaining membership.
The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question Public Health in relation to her submission. Michelle Smith responded to questions asked and all parties agreed on a suitable condition that would be added to the Operating Schedule.
The Chair invited all parties present to make their final address.
West Midlands Police, the Licensing Authority and the Applicant all made a final statement.
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