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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 Review of a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To consider and determine an application for review of the premises licence in

respect of the premises below: Alexanders, 15A Reindeer Court,

Mealcheapen Street, Worcester, WR1 2DS

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a Review Application submitted on behalf of the Chief Officer of West Mercia Police in relation to a Premises Licence for Alexanders, 15A Reindeer Square, Mealcheapen Street, Worcester.

 

At the start of the hearing, 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.”

 

The Chairman introduced the members of the Sub-Committee, all other parties to the hearing introduced themselves. The applicants were represented by Sergeant Paul Smith and PCSO Dan Kendall-Smith. The premises licence holder, Mr Alexander Fell, was in attendance and was represented by Mr Heath Thomas, solicitor.

 

David Etheridge, Senior Licensing Practitioner, presented the report for the Head of Worcestershire Regulatory Services.

 

At this stage, having taken legal advice, the Sub-Committee resolved to exclude the press and public from the remainder of the hearing as the evidence to be presented by the applicants contained exempt information relating to action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime, and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

The Sub-Committee proceeded to consider representations from the Police in support of their application. There was an opportunity for all the parties to ask questions.

 

The Sub-Committee resolved at 3.10p.m. to adjourn the hearing to another date to be determined as all the representations had not yet been heard.

 

The Sub-Committee reconvened on 10th December 2018 and proceeded to hear heard the remainder of the Police representations and the representations from Mr Thomas on behalf of Mr Fell. There was an opportunity for all the parties to ask questions.

 

Having considered the application, written representations and oral representations made at the hearing, the Sub-Committee decided to modify the conditions of the Licence in the following terms:

 

Add the following conditions:

 

  • All door supervisors to wear high visibility tabards at all times when working inside the premises.

 

  • All door supervisors to wear high visibility tabards or high visibility armbands when working on the front door.

 

  • Signage must be provided inside the premises advising customers that no drinks are to be taken outside or removed from the premises (precise wording to be agreed by the Police and the licence holder).

 

  • A minimum of one door supervisor on the front of the premises shall wear a bodycam at all times, and the recordings to be made available in a viewable format to the police or authorised local authority officers as soon as is reasonably practicable. All footage must be securely retained for a minimum of 28 days.

 

  • Where door supervisors are used at the premises, a record must be kept of their details in accordance with the staff profile detail form as provided to the Sub Committee. This must be kept regardless of whether the Door Supervisor is an employee, self-employed or  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.