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There were no apologies for absence received.
MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE
To be apprised of any changes to the membership of the Sub – Committee in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4.
There were no changes to Membership of the Committee.
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.
Agenda Item 8 will be considered under this provision.
Section 53B (6) of the Licensing Act 2003 states that on receipt of such an application, the relevant Licensing Authority must consider the representations made against the interim steps within 48 hours of the time of receipt.
DECLARATIONS OF PARTY WHIP
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).
There were no declarations of interest.
The Principal Solicitor referred to the Hearing Procedure.
EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC
It is recommended that members of the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item(s) of business in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act and as, in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in disclosing the information. The nature of the exempt information and the relevant exemption paragraphs are shown in brackets after the report title.
RESOLVED: That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 2 (Identity of an Individual) and Paragraph 7 (Criminal Matters) part 1 of Schedule 12A outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.
LICENSING ACT 2003: SECTION 53A - MAKING REPRESENTATIONS AGAINST INTERIM STEPS PENDING SUMMARY REVIEW OF PREMISES LICENCE
To consider representations against interim steps pending summary review of Premises Licence.
(IDENTITY OF AN IDIVIDUAL / CRIMINAL MATTERS – Paragraphs 2 & 7)
Consideration was given to Representation against interim steps pending Summary Review of a Premises Licence – Reference WK/000237090.
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' and 'Public Safety'.
On hearing evidence from the Applicant and Lancashire Constabulary, the Sub-Committee:-
RESOLVED: A. That the Suspension of the Premises Licence be withdrawn with immediate effect.
B. That the Designated Premises Supervisor be removed with immediate effect.
C. That a condition be applied to the Premises Licence that the said Designated Premises Supervisor does not enter or remain on the property whilst licensable activities are taking place with immediate effect.