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Election of Chairman


RESOLVED: That Councillor Griffiths be appointed Chairman.




Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.




Application for Grant of a Premises Licence in respect of Kays, 26 The Cross Worcester Worcestershire WR1 3PZ pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To consider and determine an application for grant of a premises licence in respect of Kays, 26 The Cross, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 3PZ.

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The Sub-Committee considered an application for a premises licence in respect of Kays, 26 The Cross Worcester, WR1 3PZ.


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 at the hearing introduced themselves. The applicant Mr Kahlid Mahmood was represented by a friend and investor of the business. Mr Mahmood and representative confirmed they were satisfied with the proposed procedure.


Vanessa Brown summarised the matter for consideration. She explained that the matter had been referred to the Licensing Sub-Committee for determination by Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) because objections had been made opposing Mr Mahmood’s application.


Dave Etheridge presented the report on behalf of WRS. Mr Etheridge explained that WRS received an application for a premises licence on 28th November 2018 from Mr Kahlid Mahmood. The applicant is applying for the following licensable activities:







Indoors/ Outdoors

Late Night Refreshment

Friday to Saturday





Late Night Refreshment

Sunday to Thursday






Mr Etheridge explained that WRS records indicate the premises was previously licensed and traded under the name of Chicks, however this licence lapsed and was dissolved in 2016.


Three representations have been received by WRS objecting to the application. West Mercia Police and The Director of Public Health at Worcestershire County Council have made representations objecting to the grant of the premises licence on the grounds of all four licensing objectives. A representation has also been made by Worcester Municipal Charities from the Warden of Berkeley Court objecting on the grounds of crime and disorder and public nuisance. The Charities were not represented at the meeting.


The Representative for Mr Mahmood took the opportunity to explain to the Sub-Committee how Mr Mahmood would satisfy the four licensing objectives and gave grounds to why this information was not included on the application originally. The Representative made it clear to the Sub-Committee that alcohol has not been and will not be sold on the premises; if alcohol were to be brought in by a customer it would be removed from the premises. An SIA door supervisor has already been identified and is available to work should the licence be granted. CCTV would be in operation inside and outside of the premises, staff would have access to CCTV footage and footage would be retained for 30 days. Staff training for PREVENT and Children’s Safeguarding is being undertaken by staff. Signs have already been put up warning customers about noise and littering, the business is also happy to take responsibility for clearing any Kays litter up to 2 metres from the premises.


All parties were given the opportunity to ask the applicant questions. In response to a question about what measures were in place should their identified SIA door supervisor not  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.