Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Panel
Thursday, 3 October 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Room 8 Ground Floor South - Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JD. View directions

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Items
No. Item

4.

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.

 

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest.

5.

The Procedure for Hearings at Licensing Panels pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The procedure for hearings of Licensing Panels was noted.

6.

Application of review of premises licence SS Food and Wine Limited pdf icon PDF 309 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Panel carefully considered all the information presented, both written and oral, from:

 

  • the Licensing Officer who outlined the issues;
  • the Applicant (Thames Valley Police, supported by Trading Standards),
  • the licence holder and representative;

 

The Panel reached its decision with a view to promoting the four Licensing objectives under the Licensing Act 2003, which they agreed were all pertinent to this case:

 

  • the prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • the prevention of public nuisance
  • the protection of children from harm

 

In reaching its decision the Panel had regard to the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003, the Home Office Guidance, as issued under section 182 of that Act, and Bracknell Forest Council’s own Statement of Licensing Policy.

 

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 determined that to allow the Premises Licence to continue in its current form would have an adverse impact on the promotion of the four Licensing objectives.

 

After careful consideration, the Panel’s decision was to remove the Designated Premises Supervisor, Mr Preet Singh Lamba, from that role, and to suspend the Premises Licence for a period of 3 months.

 

In addition, the Panel determined to add a further condition to the Premises Licence to require that all and any containers of alcohol sold by the premises, whether cans, bottles or otherwise, must be individually price tag labelled, with the label affixed to the side of each individual alcohol container and the label stating the name of the business premises as at the point of sale (as it was noted that there had been a number of changes to the business name in recent years).

 

The above decision of the Panel (to suspend the Premises Licence for a period of three months, to remove the current Designated Premises Supervisor from that role and the requirement for the additional condition to be added to the Premises Licence as to individual alcohol container labelling with business premises name) will take effect at the end of 21 days from the date of this decision letter, on the 29October 2019 or on such date of determination of any Appeal against the decision of the Panel that is lodged within 21 days of the date of this decision letter.    

 

The Licensing Officer will send you a copy of the amended Licence in due course.

 

Reasons

 

The Panel noted that there were a number of alcohol related incidents recorded by Thames Valley Police involving street drinkers within the Public Space Protection Order area of Bracknell town centre within which the premise is located and that, on several occasions, the consumed alcohol in question was suspected to have been purchased from S.S Food and Wine Limited.

 

The Panel noted that Thames Valley Police had previously requested that Mr Lamba take steps to assist the Police in establishing from where alcohol in street-drinking related incidents reported as occurring in the immediate and nearby area was  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.