Agenda and draft minutes
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Election of a Chair for this meeting only
Committee appoint a Chair for the Panel for this meeting only, 11 August 2022.
Committee confirms appointment of a Chair for the Panel for this meeting only, 11 August 2022
Councillor MacRae proposed Councillor Brooker be Chair for the Panel, this was seconded by Councillor Cahill, therefore.
Resolved that Councillor Brooker was elected as Chair for the panel held 11 August 2022.
To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 10 December 2021.
The minutes of the meeting held on 10 December 2021 were approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record.
Declarations of Interest
To receive any declarations from Members of the Panel on any items to be considered at the meeting
There were no declarations of interest received.
Exclusion of the Public and Press
If the Panel wishes to exclude the press and the public from the meeting during consideration of any of the items on the exempt from publication part of the
agenda, it will be necessary for the Panel to pass a resolution in accordance with the provisions of Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that their presence could involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as described in specific paragraphs of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.
The Panel may maintain the exemption if and so long as, in all the
circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.
The Panel concluded there was no requirement to exclude the Public or Press.
To determine a new premises licence.
That the Licensing Panel is asked, in light of the representations received, to consider the application and determine whether to:-
• grant the application as requested;
• grant the application subject to such conditions that are necessary to promote the licensing objectives;
refuse the application in whole or in part where it is necessary in order to promote the licensing objectives.
The Chair, Councillor Brooker, welcomed everyone to the licensing hearing and introduced the Panel, and the Council’s officers, in attendance.
The Chair announced that the hearing was to consider an application for a new premises licence for North Leigh Post Office.
The Panel was asked to consider the application and determine whether to:
refuse the application in whole or in part where if it was necessary in order to promote the licensing objectives.
The Applicant in the case was Mr Shanmugarajah who was not in attendance, but was represented by Mr Kanapathi from Arka Licensing. There were no Interested Parties present.
The Chair outlined the process the hearing would follow and explained that the Panel would be advised by the Council’s legal adviser, and committee clerk.
The Licensing Officer, Andrea Thomas, outlined the application. She highlighted the local parish council’s request to amend the times for selling alcohol to 8pm. She highlighted this was agreed by the Applicant. She also explained there was an objection to the Application and highlighted his concerns in the report. She also highlighted the Applicant had agreed to various conditions, namely:
1. CCTV shall be installed to cover all areas where dancing will take place in addition to the front entrance. All cameras shall be continually record whilst the premises are open to the public and the video recordings shall be kept available for a minimum of 28 days with the date and time stamping. Tape recordings shall be made available to an Authorised Officer of the Licensing Authority or a police officer together with facilities for viewing. The recordings for the proceeding two events shall be made available immediately on request, and recordings outside this period shall be made available on 24 hours’ notice;
2. All staff shall be suitably trained in the operating procedures for refusing service to any person who is drunk or is underage or appears to be underage;
3. All staff shall be suitably trained for their job function in the operating standards for the premise. The training shall be under constant review;
4. The premises shall adopt a policy of requiring the production of "proof of age" before sales of alcohol are made. All operators and staff have both a duty and responsibility to ensure that only those who are of age are provided with intoxicants;
5. A Daily Premises Register shall be kept at the premise. This register will be maintained and kept for a minimum of 12 months. This register should record the person in a position of responsibility for the premise. The Premise Daily Register shall record all calls made to the premises where there is a complaint made by a resident or neighbour of noise, nuisance or anti social behaviour by persons attending or leaving the premises. This shall record the details of the caller, the time and date of the call and the time ... view the full minutes text for item 5.