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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.
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 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.