A report from the Executive Director (Operations) is attached.
The report set out updates in respect of the following issues:
The Licensing Service had dealt with a number of compliance and enforcement
Matters between the 10th of April and the 28th of May 2023.
IMMEDIATE REVOCATION OF A PRIVATE HIRE DRIVERS LICENCE
The Licensing Service received information from Greater Manchester Police in relation to a private hire drivers conduct which has resulted in him being charged for a serious offence. The driver concerned has been given a right of reply before the Head of Public Protection and the Chair of this Committee considered taking action in the interests of Public Safety under the Road Safety Act 2006. It was felt appropriate to immediately revoke his private hire drivers’ licence on the 5th of May 2023.
NR3S- NATIONAL DATABASE FOR REFUSALS, REVOCATIONS AND
Letters were sent out on 2nd May 2023 to all those whose historical data will go on the NR3S. Emails were sent to all other drivers on the same date to inform them that we have now started to use the system. Our historical data is due to be uploaded on the 31st of May 2023. All new and renewal applications for drivers are now being checked against the database.
LICENSING HEARINGS SUB-COMMITTEE HEARINGS
SUMMARY REVIEW – TOPSHOP, 20 HURST STREET BURY
On the 24th of April 2023, Greater Manchester Police submitted an application to the Licensing Authority for a Summary Review in respect of Top Shop, 20 Hurst Street, Bury, BL9 7ER because they believe that the premises are associated with Serious Crime. As required by the legislation an interim steps hearing of the Licensing Hearings Sub-Committee was set up with 48 hours to consider what interim steps to take. Members decided to suspend the premises licence and remove the designated premises supervisor. A full review hearing took place on the 18th of May 2023 and members decided to revoke the premises licence and took a separate decision to leave the interim steps in place should the licence holder appeal the Council’s decision.
GRANT OF A PREMISES LICENCE – NOVA WINES AND TAPAS, 3 AND 3A RADCLIFFE NEW ROAD, WHITEFIELD
The Licensing Service received an application for the grant of a new premises
licence for the above premises. Representation was received from Greater
Manchester Police in their capacity as a responsible authority and interested
party. Discussions have taken place. between the applicant and Greater
Manchester Police and they have agreed conditions to be
applied to the premises licence. The matter was considered by the Licensing
Hearings Sub-Committee on the 19th of May 2023 and Members decided to
Grant the application with conditions.
TRADE LIAISON MEETING
The Licensing Service held a Trade Liaison meeting with the taxi trade on the
11th of May 2023, this was attended by representatives of the trade. The
minutes of the meeting have been published on the Council’s website.
It was agreed:
That the report be noted.