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Declarations of Interest
Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary or affected interests in respect of any matter to be considered at this meeting.
Any Member with a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in a matter should withdraw from the meeting when the matter is under consideration and should notify the Democratic Services Officer in attendance that they are withdrawing as they have such an interest. If the Disclosable Pecuniary Interest is not entered on the register of Members interests the Monitoring Officer must be notified of the interest within 28 days.
Any Member with an affected Interest in a matter must disclose the interest to the meeting. There is no requirement to withdraw from the meeting when the interest is only an affected interest, but the Monitoring Officer should be notified of the interest, if not previously notified of it, within 28 days of the meeting.
There were no declarations of interest.
The procedure for hearings at Licensing Panels was noted by all parties.
The application was for a Premises Licence to permit the sale of alcohol between the hours of 06:00 and 24:00 Monday to Sunday and for Late Night Refreshment, being hot food or hot drink, between the hours of 23:00 and 24:00 Monday to Sunday.
The Panel carefully considered all the information presented, both written and oral, from:
At the conclusion of the proceedings all participants present confirmed that they had been given the opportunity to say all they wished to say.
The Panel noted that Thames Valley Police had previously submitted an objection to the application on the grounds of it being contrary to the Licensing objective of prevention of crime and disorder but that those previous concerns had been mediated and settled with the Applicant in advance of the Hearing by way of the Applicant agreeing to additional licensing conditions in the event of the application being granted. The Panel noted that there had been no representations made by any of the other Responsible Authorities.
The Panel reached its decision with a view to promoting the four Licensing objectives under the Licensing Act 2003, being the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm, all of which were discussed in this case as a result of representations received both orally and in writing. The Panel also reached its decision having regard to the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003, the Home Office Guidance issued in respect of the same and having regard to the Council’s own Statement of Licensing Policy.
The Panel determined that granting the application, with conditions, would not have an adverse impact on the promotion of the four Licensing objectives and so agreed to grant the Premise Licence and Late Night Refreshment Licence as applied for (Premises Licence 06:00 – 24:00 Monday to Sunday, Late Night Refreshment Licence 23:00 – 24:00 Monday to Sunday). In addition to the mandatory Licence Conditions, and those as set out in and arising from the Applicant’s operating schedule within the application before the Panel, the Panel granted the application, with additional conditions as below;
1 Outside of permitted hours for the sale of alcohol, all alcohol within the trading area (for the avoidance of doubt this does not include the display area behind the counter) is to be kept behind shutters/screens/grills
2 All staff engaged or to be engaged in the sale of alcohol on the premises shall receive the following training in age restricted sales:
· Induction training must be completed and documented prior to the sale of alcohol by the staff member
· Refresher/reinforcement training at intervals of no more than 6 months
Training records will be available for inspection by a police officer or other authorised officer on request.
Training records will be maintained at the premises or electronically stored for a period of 12 months.
3 All cashiers will be ... view the full minutes text for item 3.