Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Thursday 14th October, 2021 11.00 am

Venue: Assembly Hall - Bootle Town Hall, Trinity Road, Bootle, L20 7AE. View directions

Contact: Ruth Appleby  Democratic Services Officer

No. Item


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.




Licensing Act, 2003 – Summary Review - Railway Hotel, 5 Brighton Road, Waterloo L22 5NG pdf icon PDF 143 KB

Report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection

Additional documents:


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.






the Premises Licence for the Railway Hotel, 5 Brighton Road, Waterloo, L22 5NG, be suspended for three months;


the following Conditions be added to the Premises Licence:


(i)             a minimum of 1 SIA Registered Door Supervisor will be on duty on a Friday and Saturday, Sundays preceding a Bank Holiday, Bank Holiday Monday’s, Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve from 2000hrs to close of business;

(ii)            all staff employed at the premises will receive training in relation to the prevention of underage sales of alcohol. Records of training will be kept at the premises for inspection by any authorised officer on reasonable request; 


(iii)          implementation of  "Challenge 25" which is a retailing strategy that encourages anyone who is over 18 but looks under 25 to carry acceptable ID (a card bearing the PASS hologram, a photographic driving license or a passport) if they wish to buy alcohol;


(iv)      CCTV coverage shall be provided in the form of a recordable system, capable of providing images of evidential quality in all lighting conditions.  Cameras shall encompass all entrances and exits to the premises and all areas where the sale, supply or consumption of alcohol occurs.  External cameras will cover the front entrance to the premises. Equipment shall be maintained in good working order and checked every 12 months. The system shall record in real time and operate whilst the premises are open for licensable activities.  The recordings shall be retained for a period of 30 days. Images shall be made available  to the Police on request for evidential purposes, in line with relevant Data Protection Legislation. There will be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 20.