Agenda and minutes

Licensing & Gambling Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 16th January, 2018 5.00 pm

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The Applicants Representative submitted apologies for late arrival to the meeting at 6.00pm.



To be apprised of any changes to the membership of the Sub – Committee in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4.


In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4, the Sub – Committee noted the termination of membership of Councillor T Devine, and the appointment of Councillor N Hennessy for this meeting only, thereby giving effect to the wishes of the political groups.



Note: No other business is permitted unless, by reason of special circumstances, which shall be specified at the meeting, the Chairman is of the opinion that the item(s) should be considered as a matter of urgency.


There were no items of urgent business.



Party Whips are not to be used by this Committee in respect of functions concerning the determination of new Licence Applications, Revocations and Appeals.  When considering any other matter which relates to a decision of the Cabinet, in accordance with Regulatory Committee Procedure Rule 9, Members must declare the existence of the Committee's deliberations on the matter.


There were no declarations of Party Whip.




If a Member requires advice on Declarations of Interest, he/she is advised to contact the Borough Solicitor in advance of the meeting.  (For the assistance of Members a checklist for use in considering their position on any particular item is included at the end of this agenda sheet).


The Principal Solicitor informed the Sub–Committee that the Objectors Representative was known to her in a Professional capacity.


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To note the Minutes of the meetings held on 8 December 2017 (10.30am), 8 December 2017 (1.30pm) and 19 December 2017.

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RESOLVED: That the Minutes of the meetings held on 8 December 2017 and 19 December 2017 be noted.




The Chairman referred to the Licensing Hearing Procedure.


Application for a Premises Licence in respect of G & H Convenience Store, 120 Abbeywood, Skelmersdale WN8 9LR pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Leisure and Wellbeing.

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Consideration was given to the report of the Director of Leisure and Wellbeing Services as contained on pages 445 to 476 of the Book of Reports in respect of an Application for a Premises Licence in respect of G & H Convenience Store, 120 Abbeywood, Skelmersdale WN8 9LR


In considering this matter the Sub – Committee had regard to its Licensing Policy and the guidance issued under S. 182 of the Licensing Act.  It considered the relevant Licensing Objectives on this occasion was the 'Prevention of Crime and Disorder', 'Public Safety', Prevention of Public Nuisance' and the 'Protection of Children from Harm'.


On hearing evidence from the Applicant, Objector and their Representatives the Sub – Committee:-


RESOLVED:      A. That the premises shall operate and maintain a CCTV system which shall be in use during all times licensable activities are taking place at the premises and comply as follows:


                                             i.                 The system shall cover all entrances and exits from the premises, in addition to covering all internal areas of the premises used to display/supply  licensed products

                                            ii.                 The focus of the camera(s) shall be so as to enable clear identification of persons on the premises.

                                          iii.                 The system will be capable of time and date stamping recordings and retaining said recordings for at least 28 days.

                                          iv.                 The Data Controller shall make footage available to a Police Officer or authorised officer, where such a request is made.

                                            v.                 Signage advising that CCTV is in operation.


B.      That a documented Challenge 25 scheme will be operated at the premises. The Challenge 25 scheme will be actively promoted and advertised at the premises and any person purchasing alcohol, who appears to be under 25 years of age, shall be asked to provide acceptable identification to prove that they are 18 years of age or over.  Failure to supply such identification will result in no sale or supply of alcohol to that person.

The Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) will be actively promoted at the premises by the display of Challenge 25 posters bearing the PASS logo. A PASS accredited holographic proof of age card will be the main identification document accepted at the premises as proof of age. A PASS card must be accepted as proof of age if a purchaser possesses one. Where a purchaser does not possess a PASS accredited proof of age card, only the following alternative forms of identification will be acceptable:-

(a)  Photo Driving Licence

(b)  Passport or

(c)  Her Majesty’s Forces Warrant Card


C.   That a documented training scheme shall be introduced for all staff in a position to sell, serve or deliver alcohol.  No member of staff shall serve alcohol until such training has been completed.  The scheme shall be made available for inspection at the request of any Police Officer, Trading Standards Officer or Local Authority Enforcement Officer.


D.   That the Designated Premises Supervisor or Premises Licence Holder shall conduct six monthly training reviews with all members of staff authorised to sell, serve or  ...  view the full minutes text for item 47.