Agenda and draft minutes

Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee - Wednesday, 16th June, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Online Meeting

Contact: Donna Cope, Democratic Services Officer  Tel: 01902 554452 Email:  donna.cope@wolverhampton.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Dianne Slack, Trading Standards, and Sarah Gee, Environmental Health.

 

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 Momies Supermarket, 363 Dudley Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 3JR pdf icon PDF 295 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

An application for a Review of a Premises Licence in respect of Momies Supermarket, 363 Dudley Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 3JR had been received from the City of Wolverhampton Licensing Authority as Responsible 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.

 

Anita Chonk, Senior Licensing and Compliance Officer provided an outline of the application. Greg Bickerdike, Licensing Manager, applicant for review, confirmed that the summary was accurate.

 

The Chair invited the Licensing Authority to present their application. Greg Bickerdike, Licensing Manager, did so as per Appendix 3 of the report.

 

The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question the applicant in relation to his submission. No questions were asked.

 

The Chair invited the Premises Licence Holder to make representations.

 

Mr Kabul Singh, Premises Licence Holder and Designated Premises Supervisor did so. He stated that all matters relating to breaches of licence conditions had now been rectified and that he had not complied with conditions of licence previously due to ill health.

 

The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question Mr Singh in relation to his submission. In response to questions asked, Mr Singh stated the following:

 

  1. He had not complied with the conditions of licence previously due to ill health.
  2. He was sorry and all matters relating to breaches of licence conditions had now been rectified.
  3. There had been no problems at the premises previously.
  4. Only he and his son worked at the premises and his son had a licence also.

5.    He was not familiar with the four licensing objectives.

6.    He had not been aware of the licence condition regarding single can sales.

 

The Chair invited West Midlands Police to make representations. Aimee Taylor did so as per Appendix 4 of the report. She stated that the police authority supported the application of the Licensing Authority and recommended that the premises licence be revoked.

 

The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question West Midlands Police in relation to its submission. Miss Taylor responded to questions asked.

 

The Chair invited Public Health to make representations. Michelle Smith, Principal Public Health Specialist did so as per Appendix 7 of the report. She stated that Public Health were not satisfied that the Licensing Objectives were being upheld and they supported revocation of the licence.

 

The Chair invited all parties present to question Public Health in relation to its submission. Miss Smith responded to questions asked.

 

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

 

Sarah Hardwick, Senior Solicitor, advised members that as Trading Standards and Environmental Health were not in attendance at the hearing consideration could only be given to the written evidence that had been submitted and appropriate limited weight attached.

 

West Midlands Police and the Premises Licence Holder made a final statement.

 

Councillor Page, Councillor Potter, Councillor Inston, the Senior Solicitor and Democratic  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.