Agenda and decisions

Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee - Wednesday, 25th May, 2016 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - 4th Floor - Civic Centre. View directions

No. Item


Licensing Act 2003 - Application for a Variation of A Premises Licence in respect of Diamond Banqueting Suite, Skinner Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 4LD pdf icon PDF 74 KB

[To consider a variation to a premises licence]

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25 MAY 2016





Date: 25 May 2016


The Sub-Committee has taken note of all the written concerns raised in respect of the application for the variation of the premises license in respect of The Diamond Banqueting Suite, Skinner Street, Wolverhampton. It has listened to the arguments of those who have spoken at the hearing, both for and against the application.


The Sub-Committee is satisfied that the Cumulative Impact Policy applies to these premises. It is further satisfied that sufficient evidence has been provided by the applicant to illustrate that the premises will not add to the cumulative impact already experienced and that the presumption of non-grant has been rebutted.


Based upon the above the Sub Committee has decided that the application to vary the premises licence should be granted as applied for but subject to the following conditions agreed between the applicant and West Midlands Police:


The Prevention of Crime and Disorder


  • A digital CCTV system with recording equipment is installed and maintained at the premises;
  • CCTV will cover entry and exits points of the premises and all areas where alcohol / money is served / taken and all areas to where public have access and the immediate vicinity outside the premises;
  • Images / recordings to be downloaded in a suitable format and provided to any member of a Responsible Authority upon request and without any due delay;
  • Images and recordings must be of evidential quality, must indicate the correct time and date and be kept for at least 31 days;
  • All managerial staff to be trained to use the CCTV system and at least one member of staff to be on duty who is trained to download the systems images should any member of a Responsible Authority make a request;
  • During Banqueting Halls’ hours of operation, SIA accredited door supervisors will be employed at a ratio of 1:50 for events. However, door supervisors will be employed at a ratio of 1:75 for private functions including birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, funerals and similar. At least two SIA will operate the front entrance to the premises;
  • Weddings and any other functions will be notified to the Police licensing no less than 14 days in advance. Music or dance events will also be notified to the Police licensing no less than 14 days in advance;
  • Boxing, martial arts or any form of indoor contact sports events will be notified to Police licensing no less than 14 days in advance. Details of the promoter and participants will be provided to Police for suitable risk assessments to be conducted;
  • Drinks, glassware or bottles will not be permitted to be removed from the premises;
  • Staff and security operatives have a communications device; this allows any incidents or issues to be dealt with efficiently and effectively;
  • Once event / function notifications have been provided to West Midlands Police (Police licensing), they will have a right of veto over any such events / functions should they decide  ...  view the full decision text for item 3.