Wednesday 4 July 2012 6.30 pm
Venue: Committee Room 6, Harrow Civic Centre. View directions
Contact: Daksha Ghelani, Senior Democratic Services Officer Tel: 020 8424 1881 E-mail: email@example.com
Appointment of Chairman
To appoint a Chairman for the purposes of this meeting.
RESOLVED: That Councillor Mrinal Choudhury be appointed Chairman for this Licensing Panel Hearing.
Declarations of Interest
To receive declarations of personal or prejudicial interests, arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from:
(a) all Members of Panel;
(b) all other Members present in any part of the room.
RESOLVED: To note that there were no declarations of interests made by Members.
[Note: Licensing Panel minutes are:-
(1) approved following each meeting by the Members serving on that particular occasion and signed as a correct record by the Chairman for that meeting;
(2) not submitted to the next panel meeting for approval.
Reasons: The Licensing Panel is constituted from a pooled membership. Consequently, a subsequent Panel meeting is likely to comprise a different Chairman and Members who took no part in the previous meeting’s proceedings. The process referred to at (1) above provides appropriate approval scrutiny].
(See Note at conclusion of these minutes).
Public Questions, Petitions and Deputations
To receive any questions, petitions or deputations (if any), under the provisions of Committee Procedure Rules 17, 15 and 16 (Part 4B) of the Constitution respectively.
[Note: These items are qualified by the requirements of the licensing legislation and will not be applicable to applications on the current agenda.]
RESOLVED: To note that no public questions were put, or petitions or deputations received at this meeting under the provisions of Committee Procedure Rules 19, 16 and 17 (Part 4B of the Constitution) respectively.
Procedure to be followed at an oral hearing.
The Chairman asked the Panel Members, officer/s, Responsible Authority/ies and other attendees at the meeting to introduce themselves. The Legal Adviser then outlined the procedure for the conduct of an oral hearing, which was set out in the agenda.
Report of the Divisional Director Environmental Services.
RESOLVED: That taking into account the:
· Licensing Act 2003;
· Guidance under Section 182 of the Licensing Act;
· the Licensing Objectives;
· Harrow Council’s Licensing Policy;
· the Human Rights Act 1998;
· the principles of natural justice;
· and representations made in writing and at the hearing;
(1) the premises licence be modified by amending the hours for licensable activities to the following:
Sale of Retail Alcohol: Mondays to Sundays – 09.00 to 22.00 hrs
Hours Open to Public: Mondays to Sundays – 06.00 to 23.00 hrs
(2) the following conditions, as set out in the letter dated 16 May 2012 to Mr R Jordon and circulated at the meeting, be added to the premises licence:
1. The CCTV system to be maintained and operated in good order and to the satisfaction of the Metropolitan Police’s reasonable requests as documented in the Harrow Police Security Recommendations document. The medium upon which the images are recorded will be clearly identifiable, stored securely and retained for a period of not less than 31 days if analogue and not less than 14 days if digital, and will be made available to Council officers and Police on request.
2. The premises shall operate a Challenge 25 Policy for the sale of alcohol and will advertise this. Only photographic ID will be accepted i.e. driving licence, passport. Notices to be displayed at the entrance doors and points of sale.
3. Refused sales will be recorded in a Refusals Register. The Register will be made available to the Police or other responsible authority under the Licensing Act on request.
4. All staff will be trained in licensing law on a six monthly basis and training will be recorded.
(3) The following additional conditions be added in Annex 2 of the Premises Licence:
1. at times when alcohol is not permitted to be sold, all alcohol shall be hidden from view or locked away securely so that it cannot be accessed by customers;
2. no children under the age of 12 should be allowed in the premises without an accompanying adult after 21.00 hours.
REASONS: The Panel considered that the decision promoted the licensing objectives for the prevention of crime and disorder, the prevention of public nuisance, the protection of children from harm and public safety.
In making its decision, the Panel considered the characteristics of the local area and the fact that the objector had raised an issue of anti-social behaviour. The Panel also considered that this was a new venture in this location for the applicant. The Panel also noted that the objector had said that this particular shop was not a source of problem in the area. All the remarks above address the public safety and nuisance objectives.
The Panel ... view the full minutes text for item 138.