Agenda and draft minutes

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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 Society, Townwell Fold, Wolverhampton, WV1 4LD pdf icon PDF 243 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

An application for a review of a Premises Licence in respect of Society, Townwell Fold, Wolverhampton WV1 4LB, had been received from West Midlands Police.

 

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

 

Elizabeth Gregg, Senior Licensing & Compliance Officer, provided an outline of the application. She reported that since the agenda had been published, an application to transfer the premises licence to Liam Dean Thompson had been received by the Licensing Authority on 2 August 2019.

 

The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question the Senior Licensing & Compliance Officer on the report content.

 

Rebecca Keeves, Barrister representing West Midlands Police, stated that her client had not been aware of the application to transfer the premises licence and requested a short adjournment to allow her client time to view the application.

 

The Chair sought legal advice on the request and Richard Phillips, Solicitor and legal representative for the Sub-Committee, confirmed that the application to transfer the premises licence was a separate issue entirely and would not be considered during the Review Hearing.

 

Ms Keeves stated that West Midlands Police had CCTV footage and Police body camera footage to present to the Sub-Committee as part of their submission. She asked the premises and their representative their opinion on this and following a discussion between all parties it was agreed that the footage would be shown.

 

The Chair invited West Midlands Police to present their application.

 

Ms Keeves stated the grounds for review as per Appendix 2 of the report and requested that the premises licence be revoked. During her submission the CCTV footage and body camera footage was presented.

 

The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question the Review applicant in relation to its submission.

 

Rebecca Keeves and Sgt Steph Reynolds provided responses to questions asked.

 

The Chair invited the Premises Licence Holder to make representations. Jake Flanagan, Licensing Consultant representing the Premises Licence Holder, made representations.

 

The Chair invited all parties present to question Jake Flanagan in relation to

his submission.

 

Jake Flanagan 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 4 of the report.

 

The Chair invited all parties present to question the Licensing Authority in relation to its submission. Mrs Moreton provided responses to questions asked.

 

The Sub-Committee adjourned at 12:56 hours.

 

The Hearing reconvened at 13:40 hours.

 

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

 

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

 

Jake Flanagan presented a summary on behalf of the Premises Licence Holder.

 

Rebecca Keeves presented a summary on behalf of West Midlands Police.

 

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  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.