Agenda and draft minutes

Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 18th January, 2017 12.30 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1 - 3rd Floor - Civic Centre. View directions

Contact: Mike Hooper  Email: mike.hooper@wolverhampton.gov.uk, 01902 551250

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 Zina's Supermarket, 130 Lime Street, Penn Fields, Wolverhampton, WV3 0EX (10 am - 12 pm) pdf icon PDF 72 KB

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Minutes:

The Chair reported that following notice being provided to the Premises Licence Holder (PLH) of a Hearing to consider the application for a review of the Premises Licence in respect of Zina’s Supermarket, 130 Lime Street, Pennfields, Wolverhampton, WV3 0EX, the PLH had notified Democratic Services and provided evidence to prove that he would not be able to attend as he would be out of the country.

 

Resolved:     That in the absence of the Premises Licence Holder, consideration of the matter be deferred to 2pm on Tuesday, 21 February 2017.

4.

Licensing Act 2003 - Application for a Transfer of a Premises Licence in Respect of Bond Street Tavern, 14 Bond Street, Wolverhampton, WV2 4AS (1 pm - 2 pm) pdf icon PDF 66 KB

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Minutes:

An application for the transfer of a Premises Licence in respect of Bond Street Tavern, 14 Bond Street, Wolverhampton, WV2 4AS, had been received from Mrs L. F Heath.

 

Ms J. Till, Section Leader (Licensing), provided an outline of the application.  Mrs Heath confirmed that the summary was accurate.

 

Mrs Heath, supported by her business partner, Mr D. Minnot, presented the application, stating the following:

 

·     Following submission of the application she had realised that she had completed it incorrectly.  Following a call from the Police she had contacted the Licensing Authority to say that she recognised that she also needed to apply to transfer the Premises Licence;

·     Longer term, it was intended that the Premises Licence would be transferred from Mrs Heath to the business that she ran with Mr Minnot, Lorraine & Derrick Ltd (Mr Minott circulated to all present copies of a letter from the business to the Sub-Committee which detailed how Mrs Heath had previously taken action to address issues at an establishment for which she had been PLH, The Malt Shovel, along with plans to continue to ensure that historical issues did not reoccur at the Bond Street Tavern);

 

Having heard that it was Mrs Heath’s intention to again transfer the Licence, the Chair sought the legal view with regard to whether or not that effected proceedings.  Mrs S. Hardwick, Senior Solicitor, said that Mrs Heath had two options – 1. to continue with the Hearing and, if successful with the application, then submit a further application to transfer it to the business or 2. withdraw the application currently being considered and submit a new one under the business.  Mrs Heath confirmed that she would continue with the current application.

 

Mrs Heath and Mr Minnot continued to present the application:

 

·         Mrs Heath had received a letter informing her that the Police had objected to the application and the reasons why.  In response to those objections, Mrs Heath said that she had only been the DPS of The Malt Shovel for five and a half months (from April-October 2016) and that the issues referred to by the Police, including drugs use on the premises and noise nuisance, had occurred under the previous DPS.  She had taken over the role with the proviso that she continue with a previously agreed action plan to counter the problems.  She had stuck to the permitted hours and had applied for Temporary Events Notices (TENS) when necessary.  The only disturbance during her term as DPS occurred on her final day in the role, in October 2016;

·         In response to the Police raising concerns of the potential for ineffectual management, measures had already been taken to ensure adequate security and signage at the Bond Street Tavern and the Licensing Regulations were being strictly adhered to.  All staff had received training, the website contained drug awareness information and warnings and door staff conducted rounds of the premises to ensure that drugs weren’t being used.  In addition, customers were told that the PLH did not want  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Licensing Act 2003 - Application to Vary a Premises Licence to Specify an Individual as Designated Premises Supervisor for Bond Street Tavern, 14 Bond Street, Wolverhampton, WV2 4AS (2 pm - 3 pm) pdf icon PDF 66 KB

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Minutes:

The Sub-Committee had been due to consider an application to vary a Premises Licence to specify an individual as Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) for Bond Street Tavern, 14 Bind Street, Wolverhampton, WV2 4AS.  However, in light of the previous decision taken by the Sub-Committee in respect of the application to transfer the Premises Licence (minute 4, above, refers), Mrs L. Heath withdrew the application.

 

Resolved:     That it be noted that the application to vary a Premises Licence to specify an individual as Designated Premises Supervisor was withdrawn.