Agenda and draft minutes

Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee - Friday, 14th June, 2024 10.30 am

Venue: Committee Room 3 - 3rd Floor - Civic Centre. View directions

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

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

2.

Declarations of interest

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair stated that Mirror Mirror Bar & Lounge was situated in her ward and confirmed that she had never had any previous interactions with the premises.

3.

Exclusion of press and public

To pass the following resolution:

That, in accordance with section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business as they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within paragraph 7 of Schedule 12A to the Act relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:

That, in accordance with section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business as they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within paragraph 7 of Schedule 12A to the Act.

4.

Licensing Act 2003 - Application for a Expedited Summary Review in respect of Mirror Mirror Bar & Lounge, Unit 14, Waterside Industrial Estate, Ettingshall Road, Ettingshall, Wolverhampton, WV2 2RQ

Minutes:

An application for an expedited summary review of a Premises Licence in respect of Mirror Mirror Bar & Lounge, Unit 14, Waterside Industrial Estate, Ettingshall Road, Ettingshall, Wolverhampton, WV2 2RQ, had been received from West Midlands Police.

 

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

 

The Sub-Committee’s statutory duty was to consider the application and any representations, and to take such steps as contained in the Licensing Act 2003 as it considered appropriate for the promotion of the Licensing Objectives.

 

Joshua Queensborough, Licensing and Compliance Officer provided an outline of the application. Kayley Nixon, West Midlands Police, (Applicant), confirmed that the summary was accurate.

 

The Chair invited West Midlands Police to present their application.

 

Kayley Nixon, West Midlands Police, outlined the application as per Appendix 3 of the restricted report and requested that the current Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) be removed, and the premises licence be suspended pending a full review hearing.

 

The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question West Midlands Police in relation to their submission. Kayley Nixon and PC Ben Reader responded to questions asked.

 

The Chair invited the Premises Licence Holder (PLH) to make representations. Mr Rob Edge, representing the Premises, did so. He stated the following:

  1. His client was sorry for his absence and was concerned about the victim.
  2. His client agreed with the recommendations from West Midlands Police and had intended to remove the DPS anyway.
  3. He and his client would meet with the police and assist with their investigation.

 

The Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question the Premises Licence Holder in relation to his submission. Mr Edge responded to questions asked.

 

The Chair invited all parties to make their final address.

 

PC Ben Reader, West Midlands Police, made a final statement.

 

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.

 

The Sub-Committee adjourned at 11.10 hours.

 

The Hearing reconvened at 11.57 hours.

 

All parties returned to the meeting, and the Chair confirmed the decision of the Sub-Committee.

 

The decision was summarised by the Solicitor and the full Decision Notice would be sent out to all parties within 5 working days.

 

Resolved:

An application was received from the Chief Officer of Police for West Midlands on 12 June 2024 for an expedited summary review of the premises licence in respect of Mirror Mirror Bar & Lounge, Unit 14, Waterside Industrial Estate, Ettingshall Road, Ettingshall, Wolverhampton, WV2 2RQ. The review was brought in support of the Prevention of Crime and Disorder Licensing Objective.

 

At the hearing on 14 June 2024 members of the Statutory Licensing Sub-Committee considered all written evidence and listened carefully to the representations made on behalf of the Applicant, and Premises Licence Holder.

 

Having considered all the representations and having regard to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.