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Items
No. Item

4.

Election of Chairman

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That Councillor Knight be appointed Chairman.

 

COUNCILLOR KNIGHT IN THE CHAIR

 

5.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

Minutes:

None.

6.

Application for the grant of a premises licence pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To consider and determine an application for grant of a premises licence

In respect of Chicago Pizza, 67 Barbourne Road, Worcester, WR1 1SB

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered an application for a premises licence in respect of Chicago Pizza, 67 Barbourne Road, Worcester, WR1 1SB

 

At the start of the meeting the Chairman made the following statement:

 

“Presentations to this Sub-Committee are not given under oath. However, I would like to remind all parties that the highest standards are expected and any deviation from these high standards could possibly influence any decision of the Sub-Committee.”

 

All parties to the hearing introduced themselves. The applicant Mr Siril Johnson was represented by Mr Bill Mercer, his agent. Mr Johnson stated he was satisfied with the proposed procedure.

 

Vanessa Brown, for the Legal Services Manager, summarised the matter for consideration. She explained that the matter had been referred to the Sub-Committee for determination by Worcestershire Regulatory Services because an objection had been made opposing Mr Johnson’s application.

 

Natalie Graham, Technical Officer on behalf of Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS),  was then invited present her Report. She explained that WRS had received an application for a premises licence on 31st August 2018 from Hera Foods. The applicant is applying for the following licensable activities:

 

Activity

Days

From

 

To

Indoors/Outdoors

Late Night Refreshment

Everyday

23:00

-

03:00

Both

Sale of Alcohol

Everyday

11:00

-

03:00

 

 

Chicago Pizza is an established takeaway and delivery business that operates in Barbourne, approximately one mile from the City Centre. The premises has an existing licence which has been held since 2005 and authorises the following licensable activities:

 

Activity

Days

From

 

To

Indoors/Outdoors

Late Night Refreshment

Friday to Saturday

23:00

 

00:30

N/A

Late Night Refreshment

Sunday to Thursday

23:00

 

23:30

N/A

Sale of Alcohol

Sunday

12:00

 

22:30

N/A

Sale of Alcohol

Monday to Saturday

10:00

 

23:00

N/A

When asked by the Chair, Ms Graham confirmed there were no incidents or past history that the Sub-Committee needed to be aware of.

 

Mr Mercer explained that new owners were planning to develop an existing takeaway business. Alcohol would be available in sealed vessels. Drinking indoors would not be allowed. He explained that all takeaways to be delivered to customers would be via the front entrance of the shop. He went on to say that there was a parking strip at the rear of the shop which belonged to neighbouring businesses and was used for occasional stock deliveries. These would usually happen between 3 – 4.30 p.m. and no later than 7 p.m.

 

The Chair asked Mr Mercer to clarify that the rear parking spaces would  not be used in the evenings. Mr Mercer explained that with permission of the neighbouring businesses stock deliveries were made usually taking between 10-15 minutes.

 

Mr Mercer was asked to explain what was meant in the application by “No alcohol will be sold without a substantial food order”. Mr Johnson explained that the minimum cost for a pizza to be delivered was £9.99. When questioned about what a minimum spend would be in store, rather than delivery Mr Johnson initially said a £5 minimum before alcohol could be purchased. Following discussion  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.