Venue: Virtual Meeting
Election of Chairman
To elect a Chairman of this meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee.
RESOLVED that Councillor Judes Butt be elected Chairman of the Sub-Committee for the duration of the meeting.
To receive any apologies for absence from Members.
Following the publication of the agenda, Councillor Duane Farr submitted apologies for this meeting and Councillor Toby Johnson, as first reserve, assumed the role as a Licensing Sub-Committee member.
There were no other apologies for absence.
Declarations of Interests
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Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.
No declarations of interest were received.
An application has been received for a variation of the Premises Licence of the Premises known as ‘Aldi Stores’, 257-263 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8NT.
This matter is brought before the Sub-Committee for determination.
From BCP Council:
Linda Cole, Legal Advisor to the Sub-Committee
Tania Jardim, Licensing Officer
Michelle Cutler, Clerk to the Sub-Committee
The Chairman made introductions and explained the procedure for the Hearing, which was agreed by all parties.
The Licensing Officer presented the report at Agenda Item 5, a copy of which had been circulated to all parties prior to the meeting 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 for a variation of the premises licence for the premise known ‘Aldi Stores’, 257 – 263 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8NT. Variation was made to extend the permitted hours of opening and for the supply of alcohol off the premises Monday to Sunday 06:00 to 00:00 hours.
The Licensing Authority had received a representation from one other person on the grounds that to grant the application, would undermine the prevention of crime and disorder licensing objective.
The following person attended the Hearing and addressed the Sub-Committee to expand on the points made in their written submissions:
Lisa Gilligan, of Freeths – Solicitor representing the Applicant ‘Aldi Stores’.
The Chairman noted that Mr David Walsh, objector to the Application, had indicated that he wished to attend the Hearing to make representations, however, he was not present. The Clerk confirmed that Mr Walsh had been provided with the information required to join the virtual hearing and that his attendance was expected. Numerous efforts had been made to contact him prior to the start of the Hearing, without success.
The Sub-Committee asked various questions of all parties present and were grateful for the responses received.
All parties were invited to sum up before the Sub-Committee retired to make its decision.
Before concluding the Hearing, the Legal Advisor advised all parties of the right of appeal.
Post Meeting Note:
Mr Walsh contacted the clerk post meeting to send his apologies.
It was RESOLVED that the application to vary the premises licence of the premises known as ‘Aldi Stores’ 257-263 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8NT, be GRANTED in its entirety, subject to the inclusion of the conditions detailed below, submitted by Dorset Police and agreed with the Applicant in advance of the Hearing:
1) A CCTV system shall be installed and in operation at all times whilst the premises are open to the public for licensable activities.
2) The recording system shall be able to capture images of evidential quality and such recordings shall be maintained for as long as the system is able (whilst retaining the high quality image) and in any event for a minimum of 31 days.
The CCTV system must be kept in a secure environment under the control of the manager or other responsible named individual.
Store management shall be trained to view and download CCTV footage.
For urgent matters, at all-time officers shall be able to view CCTV footage to verify if a reported offence is covered, and whenever required, CCTV shall be ... view the full minutes text for item 30.