Licensing Sub Committee (ceased to operate 10/04/2017) Minutes

Tuesday, 3rd September, 2013
Jim Cooke Conference Suite, Stockton Central Library, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1TU
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Cllr Michael Clark, Cllr Paul Kirton and Cllr Bill Woodhead.
A Pilgrim (LD); S Mills (DNS).
In Attendance:
Mr Lenus Najeenus accompanied by Mr John Taylor, Chairman of Pub Watch and Mr Kollings Rock, employee of Applicant.
Apologies for absence:
Item Description Decision
RESOLVED that Councillor Kirton be appointed Chair for this meeting only.
There were no interests declared.

RESOLVED that the application for grant of a premise licence be approved subject to the conditions as agreed by the Police and the Applicant and the following hours:-

The supply of alcohol Off the premises
Monday to Wednesday - 09.00 until 22.00
Thursday to Saturday - 09.00 until 23.00
Sunday - 09.00 until 22.00
10.00 a.m.


Members gave consideration to the report, the application and the outstanding representation received from a person ‘living within the vicinity of the premises’.

Members noted that this representation concerned general anti social behaviour. There was no evidence before Members linking this anti social behaviour with the premise.

The Police had initially submitted a representation and subsequently agreed to a number of additional conditions with the Applicant which would be placed on the premises licence if granted by the Committee as follows:-

1. A digital Closed Circuit Television System (CCTV) will be installed and maintained in good working order and be correctly time and date stamped. The system will incorporate sufficient built-in hard drive capacity to suit the number of cameras installed, whilst complying with Data Protection legislation. CCTV will be capable of providing picture of evidential quality in all lighting conditions, particularly facial recognition. Cameras will encompass all ingress and egress to the premises, outside areas and all areas where sale/supply of alcohol occurs. There will be a minimum of 4 days recording. The system will record 24 hours a day. The system will incorporate a means of transferring images from hard-drive to a format that can be played back on any desktop computer. The digital recorder will have the facility to be password protected to prevent unauthorized access, tampering or deletion of images.

2. There will be at all times a member of staff on duty who is trained in the use of the equipment and upon receipt of a request for footage from a governing body, such as Cleveland Police or any other Responsible Authority, be able to produce the footage within a reasonable time e.g. 24 hrs routine or immediately if urgently required for investigation of serious crime.

3. A ‘Challenge 25’ policy will be implemented with all staff insisting on evidence of age from any person appearing to be under 25 years of age and who is attempting to buy alcohol. There shall be notices displayed at all points of sale and at all entrances and exists to inform customers and remind staff that the premises are operating a ‘Challenge 25’ policy.

4. All staff will be fully trained in relation to the laws relating to the sale of alcohol to underage persons, persons buying on behalf of under 18s (proxy sales) persons appearing to be under the influence of alcohol and also the operation of the associated ‘Challenge 25’ policy. Staff will receive refresher training at least every 3 months

5. Training records, signed by both the staff member and Designated Premises Supervisor/Store Manager/Business Owner will be retained for future reference and shall be updated at least every 3 months. All staff training records will be made available to the Licensing Authority and/or Responsible Authorities upon request.

6. The business will maintain a refusals book to record all instances where the sale of alcohol has been refused. This shall include the date and time of the attempted sale, together with a description of the incident. The Designated Premises Supervisor/Store Manager/Business Owner will check and sign each page and the refusals book will be made available to the Licensing Authority and/or Responsible Authorities on request.

7. There will be adequate notices displayed on the premises indicating that the sale of alcohol to persons under the age of 18 is illegal and that adults who buy alcohol for immediate disposal to persons under the age of 18 are committing an offence.

8. The supply of alcohol every day of the week will commence at 09.00.

After giving consideration to all of the evidence and representations made both in writing and orally, Members agreed to grant the application and attached the conditions as agreed by the Police and the Applicant. Members noted that mandatory conditions under the Licensing Act 2003 would be attached to the licence.

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