Minutes

of the Meeting of the

Licensing Sub-Committee

Tuesday, 3rd July 2018

held at the Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

 

Meeting Commenced:10.45am††††††††††††††† Meeting Concluded: 12:20pm

 

Councillors:

 

AChris Blades

PJames Clayton

PAnn Harley

PJames Tonkin

 

 

P: Present

A: Apologies for absence submitted

 

Officers in attendance: Amanda Hodge (Development & Environment), Dave Howard (Development & Environment), Sara Saunders, Senior Legal Advisor (Corporate Services), Ted Sherman (Development & Environment), Kellie Trego (Development & Environment)

 

LSC

11    

Election of Chairman for the meeting (Agenda item 1)

 

Resolved: that Councillor James Tonkin be elected Chairman for the meeting.

 

Councillor Tonkin in the Chair

 

LSC

12    

Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (Agenda item 3)

 

None.

 

LSC

13    

Adoption of hearing procedures (Agenda item 4)

 

††††††††††† Resolved: that the hearing procedures be adopted.

 

LSC

14    

LA 2003 Application for Review of Premises Licence: New Eurozone Market, 51-53 Meadow Street, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QJ (Agenda item 5)

 

The Director of Development & Environment reported on an application for the review of a premises licence. Licensing Officer Kellie Trego presented her report on New Eurozone Market and then responded to questions.

 

North Somerset Council Trading Standards Officer David Howard told the Sub-Committee about the reasons for the review of the licence having been called and the concerns Trading Standards had in the running of the business of New Eurozone Market. He then responded to questions.

 

Public Health Officer Ted Sherman a reported on his representation on the Review and then responded to questions.

 

Andrew Manhire of Avon & Somerset Constabulary reported on the representation made by the Police and responded to questions.

 

††††††††††† The Sub-Committee then decided to go intoexempt session In order to seek clarification about Mr Ibrahimís DBS. It was therefore,

 

Resolved: that the press, public, and officers not required by the Members, the Chief Executive or the Director, to remain during the exempt session, be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the remaining business because its consideration will involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Section 100I of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Item

Reason for Exemption

 

Minute no. LSC 14

Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of the Local Government Act 1972

Following clarification of the issues the parties were invited to return to the meeting.

 

Resolved: that the press and public be re-admitted.

 

The Hearing then proceeded with all of the parties present. Licensing Consultants Nick Semper and June Clark, Mr Ibrahimís representatives, addressed the Sub-Committee and then responded to questions. All parties were then invited to sum up.

 

††††††††††† Resolved: that the Premises Licence for New Eurozone Market be revoked on the basis that the history of the business, together with recent allegations, were so serious that revocation of the licence was necessary for the promotion of the Licensing Objectives under the Licensing Act 2003.

 

LSC

15    

Exclusion of the press and public (Agenda Item 6)

 

Resolved: that the press, public and officers not required by the Members, the Chief Executive or Director to remain during the exempt session, be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the subsequent item of business on the grounds that its consideration will involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Section 1001 of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Item††††††††††††††††††††††

Reason for Exemption

 

Minute Nos
LSC 16

Paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972

 

LSC

16    

Review of Private Hire Driverís Licence: Case No. 01-2018/19 (Agenda Item 7)

 

The Director of Development & Environment reported on a review of a private hire driverís licence. Licensing Officer Kellie Trego presented her report and responded to questions.

 

The Licence Holder addressed the Sub-Committee and responded to questions.

 

††††††††††† Resolved: that the continuation of the existing licence be allowed and the Licence Holder be warned that any future incidents of this nature may lead to further action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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