Agenda and draft minutes

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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 the Dog & Partridge, Broad Street, Bilston, Wolverhampton, WV14 0BU pdf icon PDF 248 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

An application for a review of a Premises Licence in respect of the Dog & Partridge, Broad Street, Bilston, Wolverhampton, WV14 0BU, 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.

 

Debra Craner, Section Leader Licensing, provided an outline of the application. West Midlands Police confirmed that the summary was accurate.

 

The Chair questioned why the Sub-Committee Hearing was still necessary as the premises licence had been surrendered.

 

Richard Phillips, Solicitor and legal representative for the Sub-Committee, explained that for a period of 28 days following the surrender, an application could be made to transfer the licence, so therefore it was technically still active.

 

Elaine Moreton, Section Leader Licensing, asked Ms Craner if the official premises licence document had been surrendered to the authority. Ms Craner stated that it had not. Ms Moreton confirmed that therefore the licence had not been surrendered correctly and was still active.

 

All parties agreed.

 

The Press withdrew from the meeting.

 

The Chair invited West Midlands Police to present their application.

 

Rebecca Keeves, Barrister representing West Midlands Police, stated the grounds for review as per Appendix 2 of the report and the supplementary police evidence pack. During her submission, social media video footage was presented, and she requested on behalf of West Midland Police that the premises licence be revoked.

 

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

 

Rebecca Keeves provided responses to questions asked.

 

The Press returned to the meeting.

 

The Chair invited the Licensing Authority to make representations. Mrs Elaine Moreton, Section Leader Licensing, 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. Mrs Moreton provided responses to questions asked.

 

The Chair invited Environmental Health to make representations. Mr Andy Johnston, Senior Environmental Health Officer, did so as per Appendix 4 of the report.

 

The Chair invited all parties present to question Environmental Health in relation to its submission. Mr Johnston provided responses to questions asked.

 

The Chair reported that since publication of the agenda papers, a letter had been received from Pat McFadden MP asking for revocation of the premises licence on behalf of his constituents.

 

Copies of the letter were tabled by the Democratic Services Officer and the Chair confirmed that the submission would be considered by the Sub-Committee.

 

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

 

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

 

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 of the Sub-Committee, which was read out in full by the Solicitor.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.