Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Committee Room 5, Ground Floor, Civic Centre

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Sgt Steph Reynolds, West Midlands Police.

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 KS News, 120 Oxford Street, Bilston, Wolverhampton, WV14 7EA pdf icon PDF 242 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

An application for a Review of a Premises Licence in respect of KS News, 120 Oxford Street, Bilston, Wolverhampton, WV14 7EA, had been received from Trading Standards.

 

The Chair led round-table introductions and outlined the procedure to be followed. All parties confirmed they understood the procedure.

 

Elizabeth Gregg, Senior Licensing and Compliance Officer, provided an outline of the application. Dianne Slack, Tobacco Control Officer for Trading Standards (applicant), confirmed that the summary was accurate.

 

The Chair invited Trading Standards to present their application. Dianne Slack, Tobacco Control Officer, did so as per Appendix 3 of the report and Page 3 of the supplementary agenda pack.

 

The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question the applicant in relation to her submission. Dianne Slack, Tobacco Control Officer provided responses to questions asked.

 

The Chair invited the Premises Licence Holder to make representations.

 

Mr Karanveer Singh, Premises Licence Holder, stated the following:

 

1.    He had owned the business since August 2016.

2.    He had employed people he trusted to run the business.

3.    He had no experience in this type of business.

4.    He had a full-time job as a transport manager and his priority was to his other business interests.

5.    He rarely visited the premises.

6.    He intended to sell the business.

 

The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question Mr Singh in relation to his submission.

 

Mr Singh provided responses to questions asked.

 

The Chair invited the Licensing Authority to make representations. Mrs Elaine Moreton, Licensing Section Leader, did so as per Appendix 6 of the report.

 

The Chair invited all parties present to question the Licensing Authority in relation to its submission. No questions were asked.

 

The Chair invited Public Health to make representations. Parpinder Singh, Senior Public Health Specialist, did so as per Appendix 5 of the report.

 

The Chair invited all parties present to question Public Health in relation to its submission. Parpinder Singh and Ankush Mittal, Public Health Consultant, provided responses to questions asked.

 

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

 

Parpinder Singh presented a summary on behalf of Public Health.

 

Elaine Moreton presented a summary on behalf of the Licensing Authority.

 

Dianne Slack presented a summary on behalf of Trading Standards.

 

All interested parties, with the exception of the Senior Solicitor and the Democratic Services Officer, withdrew from the meeting to enable the Sub-Committee to determine the matter.

 

All interested parties were invited back to the meeting and the Chair advised them of the decision of the Sub-Committee, which was read out in full by the Senior Solicitor.

 

Resolved:

 

At the hearing to review the premises licence, members of the Licensing Sub-Committee considered all written evidence and listened carefully to all representations made by persons who spoke at the hearing. They considered all the evidence presented and found the following facts:

They heard from the applicant that:

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