Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Friday 13th May, 2022 2.30 pm

Venue: Birkdale Room - Southport Town Hall, Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DA. View directions

Contact: Amy Dyson  Democratic Services Officer

No. Item


Appointment of Chair




That Councillor John Kelly be appointed as Chair for this meeting of the Sub-Committee.



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 - Parnells, 62 South Road, Waterloo L22 0LY pdf icon PDF 581 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 Sergeant Craig Carmichael, Merseyside Police, for a Summary Review of a Premises Licence under Section 53A of the Licensing Act 2003, in the 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 21 April 2022, when it had resolved to take the interim step of modifying the current conditions of the Premises Licence to include the following condition:


·       At all times when the premises operates for licensable activities there shall be a minimum of two members of staff present on the premises at any one time in addition to any door supervisor staff.


The Sub-Committee heard representations from Sergeant Craig Carmichael, Merseyside Police in support of the application. The Sub-Committee also heard representations from the Premises Licence Holder’s Representative and the Premises Licence Holder.


Sergeant Ken Sumner was also present.


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 representation, 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 Regulations 2005 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.






(1)  The Premises Licence for Parnells, 62 South Road, Waterloo, L22 0LY conditions be modified to the effect that the conditions in annex 2 are deleted and replaced with the following:



(i)             A personal licence holder will always be present when licensable activities take place


(ii)            There will be a minimum of two staff on duty on every occasion that licensable activities take place during the following hours:


Days of Operation

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday

19:00 until the bar is closed



Days of Operation

Hours of Operation

Friday - Sunday

18:00 until the bar is closed


(iii)          All staff shall be fully trained to perform their role.      They shall also be trained in the contents of the premises licence including times of operation, licensable activities and all conditions. Training shall be recorded in documentary form that will be available for inspection at the request at all times by an authorised officer from a relevant responsible authority and/or Police Officer. The records will be retained for at least 12 months.


(iv)          An incident book shall be maintained to record any activity of a violent, criminal or anti-social nature. The record will contain the time and date, the nature of the incident, the people involved, the action taken and details of the person responsible for the management of the premises at the time of the incident. The incident book shall be available for inspection at all reasonable times by an authorised officer or a relevant responsible authority and/or  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.