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Appointment of Chair
That Councillor Kelly be appointed Chair for this meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee.
Apologies for Absence
No apologies for absence were received.
Declarations of Interest
Members and Officers are requested to give notice of any personal or prejudicial interest and the nature of that interest, relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the relevant Code of Conduct.
No declarations of any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests were received.
Report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection
The Sub-Committee considered the report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection on an application served by Superintendent Graeme Robson, Merseyside Police, for a Summary Review of a Premises Licence under Section 53A of the Licensing Act 2003, in respect of the above-named premises, on the grounds that the premises had recently been associated with serious crime and disorder.
The Chair advised that the Sub-Committee had previously convened on 23 September 2021, when it had resolved to take the interim step of suspending the Premises Licence until 14 October 2021.
The Sub-Committee heard representations from:
· Sergeant Craig Carmichael, Merseyside Police on behalf of Superintendent Robson in support of the application ; and
· Mr Keith George Rose, the Premises Licence Holder.
Ms Dawn Lawrenson, Licensing Officer - Merseyside Police and Mr Anthony Hutchinson, Trainee Solicitor – Sefton Council, were present as observers.
All parties agreed the issues that were in contention and the procedure that was to be followed. There were no preliminary issues raised, and at the end of their representations, everyone confirmed they were satisfied that they had said all they wished to say.
The Sub-Committee retired under Regulation 14(2) of the Licensing Act (Hearings) Regulations 2005 (as amended) and thereby excluded the press and public whilst they reached their decision on the application. The Sub-Committee returned to give their decision in full.