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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 submitted although 2 Members of the Committee placed on record that they were Councillors in the Radcliffe area. Only one of them had visited the premises but that visit was not recent.
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 Overdraught, 28/30 Blackburn Street, Radcliffe, M26 1NQ. This was for a Summary Review of the Premises Licence and for interim steps to be taken in advance of that review in accordance with Sections 53A to 53C of the Licensing Act. The reason for the application was 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 suspend the licence for a period not exceeding 3 months.
· 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for the promotion of the licensing objectives for the steps to remain in place, or if they should be modified or withdrawn.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 Hearing Sub Committee Minutes (Interim steps hearing) 12th January 2024
On the 10th January 2024, Greater Manchester Police submitted an application to the Licensing Authority for a Summary Review in respect of the Overdraught, 28/30 Blackburn Street, Radcliffe, M26 1NQ, because they believed that the premises was associated with Serious Crime and/or 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
On the 12th January 2024, 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 modify the conditions of the licence. The reasons for the Sub-Committee’s decision ... view the full minutes text for item 3.