Prior to the Hearing the
Authority received an Application to review a Premises
Licence pursuant to section 51 of the
Licensing Act 2003 from an Interested
Party for a in respect of Goats Gate Inn, Radcliffe New Road,
Whitefield, M45 7QZ.
Application was as detailed in the report which was presented to
the Members of the Panel by the Licensing Unit Manager, which
explained that a Premises Licence is held
by Joseph Holt Ltd, The Brewery, Empire Street, Manchester, M3 1JD.
Ms Valerie Watt is the Designated Premises Supervisor
The applicant, Mr Postlethwaite presented the Panel with evidence
relating to 28 separate incidents that had occurred at the licenced
premises since November 2017 including urinating in public, drug
taking, fighting and general rowdiness. Video evidence of
anti-social behaviour was also submitted and shown at the meeting.
Mr Postlethwaite explained that the
family had moved into their current home in 2014 and had not
experienced any issues with the premises until 2017.
The applicant explained that he
had attempted to resolve the issues by making contact with the DPS,
the Pubs Director and the Chief Executive of Joseph Holt Ltd but
had felt that his concerns were not being listened to and not being
Those present were invited to
ask questions of the applicant.
Mr Horne, Solicitor representing
Joseph Holt Ltd stated that this was the first time that Joseph
Holt Ltd had had a review of any of their 127 licences since the
law changed in 2005 and as such may have caught them off
Mr Horne explained that Joseph
Holt had submitted a draft operating schedule containing 21
conditions that they would be happy to have attached to the
Mr Horne called Mr Darrell
Butterworth as a witness and explained that he had been employed as
an independent consultant to carry out anonymous visits to the
Mr Butterworth reported that he
had visited on 3 occasions and on each occasion there had been no
incidences of drug taking or public urination. Mr Butterworth had
stayed at the premises as they were closing for the evening and had
had seen nothing to raise concerns in relation to ASB as the
Mr Horne called Mr Norbury, Pubs Director at Joseph Holt Ltd as a
Mr Norbury explained that he was keen to work with Mr
& Mrs Postlethwaite to ensure that
the complaints and issues they had raised had been recorded and
that actions would be carried out and
had been carried out to address the issues raised. Mr Norbury apologised to Mr & Mrs Postlethwaite if they had felt that he was not
taking their complaints seriously.
Those present were given the
opportunity to ask questions of Mr Horne and the
Councillor Caserta, Ward
Councillor for Pilkington Park addressed the Panel. Councillor
Caserta explained that he had visited the premises on a number of
occasions and was familiar with it as it was also used as a polling
station during ...
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