Agenda and draft minutes

Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 29th September, 2020 10.30 am

Venue: Online meeting

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

Note: Please note this meeting will be conducted in line with the The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020. 

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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 Salvo's Convenience, 575 Parkfield Road, Wolverhampton, WV4 6EL pdf icon PDF 150 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

An application for a Review of a Premises Licence in respect of Salvo's Convenience, 575 Parkfield Road, Wolverhampton, WV4 6EL, had been received from Trading Standards.

 

The Chair welcomed all parties to the hearing and invited all those present to introduce themselves. All parties did so. He outlined the procedure to be followed and all parties confirmed that they understood the procedure.

 

Elizabeth Gregg, Senior Licensing and Compliance Officer, provided an outline of the application and reported that after the agenda had been published, an application to transfer the premises licence had been received.

 

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 the Premises Licence Holder to make representations.

 

Mr Angelo Salvo, Premises Licence Holder, stated the following:

 

  1. The tobacco gantry had been broken for a period of two years and he had been waiting for it to be fixed;
  2. He had attempted to cover the cigarettes with black bin liners;
  3. The erectile dysfunction tablets were for family use and were not for sale;
  4. He had sold the business in August and no longer owned the business; and
  5. He had sold some illicit tobacco, but they were mostly for personal use.

 

The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question Mr Salvo in relation to his submission. In response to questions asked, Mr Salvo stated the following:

 

  1. The erectile dysfunction tablets were his fathers, which had been left in the shop by error and were categorically not for sale;
  2. He had not been able to afford to get the tobacco gantry fixed and had been waiting on a company to repair it;
  3. He did not have a prescription for the erectile dysfunction tablets and did not know why they had been found in his father’s van;
  4. Staff training was provided every six months;
  5. As he had sold the business, he hoped that any action would be taken against him and not the premises.

 

The Chair invited the Licensing Authority to make representations. Greg Bickerdike, 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. Greg Bickerdike, Section Leader Licensing,

provided responses to questions asked.

 

The Chair invited Public Health to make representations. Amy Baker, Health Improvement Officer, did so as per Appendix 4 of the report.

 

The Chair invited all parties present to question Public Health in relation to its submission. No questions were asked.

 

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

 

Greg Bickerdike, Licensing Authority, Mr Angelo Salvo, Premises Licence Holder and Dianne Slack, Trading Standards, all made a final statement.

 

Councillor Bolshaw, Councillor Crofts,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.