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APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
There were no apologies for absence submitted.
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
10.30am on the 3rd August 2023 are attached.
The minutes of the last Licensing Hearing Sub Committee meeting held at 10.30am on the 3rd August 2023 were attached to the agenda.
Resolved:- That the minutes of the Licensing Hearing Sub Committee held at 10.30am on the 3rd of August 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 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.
Attention was drawn to background papers which included:-
Current Premises Licence
Section 53A application, Certificate and supporting evidence
Bury Council’s Licensing Policy
Guidance issued under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003
Licensing Act (Hearings) Regulations 2005
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 for the review of the licence to be fast tracked.
A 10 working-day public consultation exercise is 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
to be published on the Council’s website.
Under section 53C of the Licensing Act 2003, the licensing authority must hold
a full review of the premises licence and determine the review within 28 days
after the day of receipt of the application
Following the review under section 53C, the licensing authority must then
review the interim steps 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.
The premises licence in respect of the Hub Bar has been held by Miss Natalie
Cummings since 15 July 2020. Mr Antony Davidson has been the Designated
Premises Supervisor since 28 June 2021.
The Licensing Act 2003 (as amended by the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006)
and the Licensing Act (Hearings Regulations) is the relevant legislation.
The Local Authority is required to consider whether interim steps should be
imposed for the promotion of the licensing objectives and what the steps should
be. Any such measures and the reasons for them must be immediately notified
to the premises licence holder.
The Panel would make a decision in relation to interim steps on the day of the
hearing and the parties will be notified subsequently of the decision and the
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