Venue: Committee Room 5, Ground Floor, Civic Centre
Contact: Donna Cope, Democratic Services Officer Tel: 01902 554452 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Declarations of interest
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An application for a Review of a Premises Licence in respect of Batas Supermarket, 130 Lime Street, Wolverhampton, WV3 0EX, had been received from Trading Standards.
Donna Cope, Democratic Services Officer, reported that on 16 January 2020, the day before the Hearing, a friend of Mr Majeed (Premises Licence Holder) had contacted Democratic Services and requested that the Hearing be adjourned to a future date. The Democratic Services Officer outlined the reasons for the request and stated that the Applicant, Dianne Slack, Tobacco Control Officer for Trading Standards, had submitted a written response detailing why it was in the public interest to refuse the request. Copies of the Tobacco Control Officer’s response were tabled by the Democratic Services Officer.
The Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee considered the request to adjourn and the written submission from the Applicant and resolved to refuse the Premises Licence Holder’s request to adjourn the Hearing.
The Chair confirmed that all parties had sight of the hearing procedure.
Anita Chonk, 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.
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 Public Health to make representations. Michelle Smith, Principal Public Health Specialist, did so as per Appendix 4 of the report.
The Chair invited all parties present to question Public Health in relation to its submission. Michelle Smith, Principal Public Health Specialist, 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 5 of the report.
The Chair invited all parties present to question the Licensing Authority in relation to its submission. Elaine Moreton, Licensing Section Leader, provided responses to questions asked.
The Chair invited all parties present to make their final address.
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 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 Solicitor.
At the hearing to review the premises licence, members of the Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee considered all written evidence and listened carefully to all representations made both written and oral. They considered all the evidence presented and found the following facts:
They heard from the applicant that:
1. On 3 July 2019, following an anonymous complaint about activity at Batas Supermarket, Trading Standards conducted an underage test purchase at the premises and a fifteen year old ... view the full minutes text for item 3.