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APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies were submitted by B. Thomson, (Head of Public Protection).
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Members of the Licensing Hearing Sub Committee are asked to consider
whether they have an interest in any matter on the agenda, and, if so, to
formally declare that interest.
There were no declarations of interest made.
The Minutes of the last Licensing Hearing Sub Committee meeting held at
10.00am on the 8th September 2023 are attached.
The minutes of the last Licensing Hearing Sub Committee meeting held at 10.00am on the 8th September 2023 were attached to the agenda.
Resolved:- That the minutes of the Licensing Hearing Sub Committee held at 10.00am on the 8th September 2023 be approved as a correct record.
A report from the Executive Director (Operations) is attached:-
The Licensing Authority received an application by the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police in respect of the licensed premises The Hub Bar, 1 Haslam Street, Bury, BL9 6EQ for a Summary Review of the Premises Licence and subsequent Review. The interim steps were taken in advance of this review in accordance with Sections 53A to 53C of the Licensing Act. The reason for the application is because the police believe that the premises are associated with serious crime and/or disorder.
The nature of the application and consideration of options was detailed in the report which was presented to the Members of the Sub-Committee by the Licensing Unit Manager, Mr M. Bridge.
The options available were:
· To modify the conditions of the licence
· To exclude the retail sale of alcohol from the licence
· To remove the Designated Premises Supervisor from the licence
· To revoke the licence.
Following the review under section 53C, Members of the Licensing Hearings Sub-Committee must review the interim steps that are currently in place and determine whether it is appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives for the steps to remain in place, or if they should be modified or withdrawn.
Attention was drawn to background papers which included:
Current Premises Licence
Section 53A application, Certificate and supporting evidence
Licensing and Safety Panel Report (interim steps hearing) – 8th September 2023
Licensing and Safety Panel Minutes (interim steps hearing) – 8th September 2023
On the 6th of September 2023, Greater Manchester Police submitted an application to the Licensing Authority for a Summary Review in respect of the Hub Bar, 1 Haslam Street, Bury, because they believed that the premises was associated with Serious Crime and/or Serious Disorder.
Summary reviews can be undertaken when the police consider that the premises concerned are associated with serious crime or serious disorder (or both). The summary review process allows interim conditions to be quickly attached to a licence and a fast-track licence review.
A 10 working-day public consultation exercise had been undertaken in accordance with Licensing Act 2003 regulations; requiring the application to be advertised by the displaying of a blue notice at or on the premises and details of the application published on the Council’s website.
Within 48 hours of receiving a summary review application, under s53B of the
Licensing Act 2003 the licensing authority must consider whether it is
necessary to take interim steps pending the review of the licence for the
promotion of the licensing objectives.
On the 8th of September 2023 a Licensing Hearings Sub Committee interim steps hearing was held, following receipt of the Summary Review application from Greater Manchester Police, Members of the Licensing and Safety Panel considered whether interim measures should be taken in respect of the Premises.
Licence for the purpose of promoting the Licensing Objectives.
The Panel resolved that in order to promote the said licensing objectives, it was necessary to impose interim steps and that it must suspend the premises licence immediately and to remove ... view the full minutes text for item 4.