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Election of Chair
To elect a Chair 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.
There were no apologies for absence.
Declarations of Interests
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There were no declarations of interest.
Exclusion of Press and Public
In relation to the items of business appearing below, the Committee is asked to consider the following resolution: -
‘That under Regulation 14 (2) of the Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005 and Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 7 in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act and that the public interest in withholding the information outweighs such interest in disclosing the information.’
RESOLVED that under Section 100 (A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act and that the public interest in withholding the information outweighs such interest in disclosing the information.
Europa Mini Supermarket, 16 St Michael's Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5DX
To consider an application by Dorset Police for review of the premises licence following an intelligence led operation with Officers from HMRC and Trading Standards following information that smuggled alcohol and/or tobacco were being offered for sale. The review relates to concerns that the premises are not upholding the prevention of crime and disorder licensing objective.
From BCP Council:
Sarah Rogers, Senior Licensing Officer
Alan Parr, Legal Advisor to the Sub-Committee
Michelle Cutler, Clerk to the Sub-Committee
The Chair made introductions and explained the procedure for the hearing which was agreed by all parties.
The Senior Licensing Officer presented a report, a copy of which had been circulated 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 Review of the Premises Licence under Section 51 of the Licensing Act 2003, submitted by Dorset Police on 26th January 2022, relating to the prevention of crime and disorder licensing objective.
No other representations had been received from any of the other responsible authorities or any other persons.
The following persons attended the hearing and addressed the Sub- Committee to expand on the points made in their written submissions:
Sergeant Gareth Gosling, representing the applicant, Dorset Police
Vanessa Rosales, Alcohol Licensing Officer, Dorset Police
Mr Philip Day, representing the Premise Licence Holder
The Premises Licence Holder and his partner
The Sub Committee asked various questions of all parties present and were grateful for the responses received. All parties had the opportunity to ask questions. 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.
The Legal Adviser explained that all parties to the application have the right to Appeal to the Magistrates Court within the period of 21 days beginning with the day on which the Applicant is notified by the Licensing Authority of this decision in writing, and that the decision would not come into effect until the expiry of said 21 days.
RESOLVED:- That having considered the Application submitted by Dorset Police to Review the Premises Licence for the Premises known as ‘Europa Mini Supermarket’, 16 St Michael’s Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5DX, the Sub-Committee agrees that the Premises Licence be suspended for a three month period, that the sale of alcohol be amended to 09:00 hrs to 22:00hrs daily and that the existing licencing conditions be amended as follows:
Deletion of the existing CCTV condition and its replacement with the following: