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Election of Chairman
To elect a Chairman of this meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee.
RESOLVED that Councillor D Flagg be elected Chairman of the Sub-Committee for the duration of the meeting.
To receive any apologies for absence from Members.
An apology for absence was received from Councillor G Farquhar.
Declarations of Interests
Councillors are required to comply with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and the Council's Code of Conduct regarding Disclosable Pecuniary Interests.
Councillors are also required to disclose any other interests where a Councillor is a member of an external body or organisation where that membership involves a position of control or significant influence, including bodies to which the Council has made the appointment in line with the Council's Code of Conduct.
Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.
There were no declarations of interest.
To consider an application by Dorset Police to review the premises licence relating to the prevention of crime and disorder licensing objective.
From BCP Council:
Sarah Rogers – Senior Licensing Officer
Michelle Fletcher – Licensing Officer
Johanne McNamara – Senior Solicitor
Linda Cole – Senior Solicitor
Michelle Cutler – Clerk - Democratic and Overview and Scrutiny Officer
On behalf of the Applicant, Dorset Police:
Louise Busfield – Drug and Alcohol Harm Reduction Team
Sergeant Gareth Gosling – Drug and Alcohol Harm Reduction Team
On behalf of the Premises:
Mr Philip Day – Solicitor representing the Premises
Tomasz Jodlowiec – Designated Premises Supervisor
Dorata Wojtas – Potential Premises Licence Holder
Liliana Ostrowska – Potential Designated Premises Supervisor
Andy Williams – Director of Communities
Nicky Hooley – Democratic Services Officer
The Chairman opened the Hearing and introductions were made. The Clerk announced the housekeeping arrangements.
The Senior Licensing Officer presented the report which summarised the details of the Application as set out in Agenda item 4, a copy of which had been circulated to each Member and a copy of which appears as Appendix 'A' to these Minutes in the Minute Book.
The Sub-Committee was asked to consider an Application by Dorset Police to Review the Premises Licence for the Premises known as ‘Riviera Bar and Restaurant’, 560 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth.
The Sub-Committee was advised that Dorset Police believed that the Premises was being operated in contravention of the licence conditions and that several significant incidents had occurred as a result of mismanagement which had led to significant disorder. Dorset Police no longer had confidence in the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) and the Premises Licence Holder.
A representation from the Licensing Authority had been submitted in support of the application and Dorset Fire and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service had issued an Enforcement Notice following a visit to the Premises.
Mr Day, Solicitor representing the Premises, addressed the Sub-Committee. He advised that mediation had taken place between the Premises and Dorset Police in the lead up to the Hearing.
Mr Day advised that he would not defend the incidents that had previously occurred at the Premises as he accepted that they had taken place. He advised that he had recently visited the Premises and was pleased to report that there had been a number of significant improvements in the operation of the Bar, as detailed in his email to Dorset Police on 28 January 2020.
The Sub-Committee was informed that the CCTV system had been overhauled and enhanced and there were now 16 cameras in place, with additional cameras still to be installed.
All issues raised in the full Fire Risk Assessment had been dealt with bar two exceptions:- a crash bar needed to be fitted to the basement rear fire escape and music needed to be muted in the event of the fire alarm sounding.
The concerns raised by Dorset Police regarding the recording of incidents had been rectified.
Mr Day informed the Sub-Committee that Dorset Police had agreed to the conditions proposed by Mr Day in an email exchanged dated 28 January 2020.
Mr Day confirmed that the ... view the full minutes text for item 100.