Agenda and draft minutes

Virtual meeting, Licensing Hearing Sub Committee - Tuesday, 15th November, 2022 10.30 am

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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted from B Thomson- Head of Public Protection, L Jones- Deputy Licensing Officer and Mr F Qasmpwr- Applicant

2.

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.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made.

 

3.

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETINGS pdf icon PDF 303 KB

The Minutes of the last Licensing Hearing Sub Committee meetings held at 3.30 pm on the 14th September 2022 and 1.00 pm on the 6th October 2022 are attached.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the last Licensing Hearing Sub Committee meetings held at 3.30pm on the 14th September 2022 and 1.00pm on the 6th October 2022 were attached to the agenda.

 

Resolved:- That the minutes of the Licensing Hearing Sub Committees held at 3.30pm on the 14th September 2022 and 1.00pm on the 6th October 2022 be approved as a correct record.

 

4.

APPLICATION FOR A PREMISES LICENCE TO BE GRANTED UNDER THE LICENSING ACT 2003 IN RESPECT OF EXPRESS MINI MARKET, 46 BOLTON STREET, BURY, BL9 0LL pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report from the Executive Director (Operations) is attached:-

 

Minutes:

The Licensing Authority received an application for a Premises Licence to be

granted under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of Express Mini Market, 46

Bolton Street, Bury, BL9 0LL.The applicant for the licence and the proposed

Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS), in respect of the above premises, is

Mr Faraydn Qasmpwr, 156 Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5DL.

 

At the time of the meeting taking place, the applicant did not hold a personal

licence under the Licensing Act 2003 but an application had been made to

Bolton Council.

 

The Applicant had complied with all the necessary procedural requirements laid down by the Act.

 

Representations were received within the appropriate period by the Licensing Authority from a Responsible Authority, namely Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and this was included as appendix 1 in the agenda packs.

 

Extra information circulated prior to the meeting after publication of the agenda pack included:-

 

·         Supporting evidence from the applicant’s representative which included crime data figures and photographs around the store and surrounding area.

·         A witness statement provided by PC P. Eccleston of Greater Manchester Police which included incidents in the area around the shop and recent communications which the applicant.

·         The proposed conditions that had not been included in the agenda report pack.

 

The proposed operating schedule showed the following:

 

a.         Supply of alcohol – For consumption Off the Premises.

Sunday to Thursday            06:00 to 23:00

Friday to Saturday               06:00 to 00:00

b.         Hours open to the Public

Sunday to Thursday            06:00 to 23:00

Friday to Saturday               06:00 to 00:00

 

The Licensing Unit Manager presented a report that explained that GMP had made representations in relation to the Premises Licence application requesting that the Sub-Committee do not grant the application as submitted.

 

Ms June Clarke, representing the applicant provided the Sub-Committee with information that the premises would amend the closing time from midnight to 11.00pm on a Friday and Saturday night and accept some of the further conditions provided by GMP if the application was approved.

Ms Clarke described the location of the shop on Bolton Street and its proximity to the town centre and the number of other off licences in the BL9 postcode area. 54 licensed retail premises are classed under this postcode and since 2005 there had been 6 reviews, 12 licences surrendered, 18 have no conditions and 5 have light comprehensive conditions with some unenforceable.

It was reported by Ms Clarke that the premises would adhere to conditions and she provided a summary of these such as cctv, compliance log books, incident recording, age restriction checks, conflict management and the display of required notices.

Ms Clarke said a training kit would be provided for the premises to support conditions of the PSPO (Public Space Protection Order) in Bury town centre. She reported on crime data for the past 3 years which had been researched and had even telephoned public houses in the area for background information of any problems around the premises. Whilst understanding potential concerns, the store had  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.