Licensing (Activities) Sub-Committee – 25 January 2019
Chairman: To be appointed
Venue: The Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe
Time: 10 am
E-mail Address: email@example.com
- Appointment of Chairman.
- Declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests, personal or personal and prejudicial interests, and significant contact with applicants, objectors or third parties (lobbying), if any.
- Licensing Act 2003 – Application to transfer a premises licence, Pizza Jim, 45 High Street, Barton-upon-Humber.
- Any other items which the chairman decides are urgent by reason of special circumstances which must be specified.
PRESENT: – Councillors Allcock, Clark and Oldfield.
The sub-committee met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.
1570 CHAIRMAN – Resolved – That Councillor Clark be and he is hereby appointed chairman for the meeting.
Councillor Clark thereupon took the chair.
1571 DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS, PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND SIGNIFICANT CONTACT WITH APPLICANTS, OBJECTORS OR THIRD PARTIES (LOBBYING) – Councillor Oldfield declared a personal interest as personal licence holder.
No lobbying was declared.
1572 (28) LICENSING ACT 2003 – APPLICATION FOR THE TRANSFER OF A PREMISES LICENCE, PIZZA JIM, 45 HIGH STREET, BARTON-UPON-HUMBER – The Director: Operations submitted a report advising members of an application for the transfer of a premises licence at Pizza Jim, 45 High Street, Barton-upon-Humber.
Details of the application were outlined in the report, together with the application for the transfer of the premises licence and a representation received from Humberside Police.
The Director in his report reminded the sub-committee that the options available to it under the Licensing Act 2003 when considering such applications were:
- To refuse to grant the transfer.
- To grant the transfer.
The applicant and Humberside Police Force Solicitor addressed the sub-committee and responded to questions.
Following the summary of the case, the meeting was adjourned for deliberation by members and then reconvened when the decision of the sub-committee was stated as follows: –
Resolved – That after careful consideration of all the information contained within the agenda bundle, listening to all the information presented by both the applicant and Humberside Police at the hearing and taking into account the statutory guidance under s182 of the Licensing Act and the council’s Licensing Policy, the sub-committee agreed to refuse to transfer the premises licence to Pizza X Jim Limited.
This was because the Sub-Committee had serious concerns in relation to the Director of this company and must ensure the prevention of Crime and Disorder was adhered to. The Police had raised issues relating to the Director of Pizza X Jim Limited and justified how transferring the premises licence to Pizza X Jim Limited would undermine the Crime and Disorder objective. The Sub-committee had taken into consideration the Statutory Guidance and in particular paragraph 8.101.