Agenda and draft minutes

MS Teams Event/Virtual, Licensing Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 7th April, 2021 10.00 am

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Contact: Elaine Tibble  01305 224202 Email: elaine.tibble@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chairman and Statement for the Procedure of the Meeting pdf icon PDF 103 KB

To elect a Chairman for the meeting and the Chairman to present and explain the procedure for the meeting.

 

Minutes:

It was proposed by Cllr Wheller, seconded by Cllr Parker.

 

Decision: that Cllr Les Fry be appointed Chairman for the duration of the meeting.

2.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

 

Minutes:

There were no apologies but it was pointed out that Cllr Wheller was present and Cllr Beers name had been published on the agenda in error.

3.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

Minutes:

No declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests were made at the meeting.

 

4.

Urgent items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.

 

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

5.

Committee-Report-Review-Wood Fired Piadizza pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Dorset Police have applied for a review of the premises licence for the Wood Fired Piadizza, licensed as Unit 5 Jessop House, Wimborne under section 51 of the Licensing Act 2003 on the grounds of public safety and the prevention of crime and disorder. The application has been out to public consultation and has attracted several representations. A Licensing Sub-Committee must consider the application and representations at a public hearing. 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Licensing Team Leader presented the report.  She advised that Dorset Police, the applicant, had applied for a review of the premises licence for the Wood Fired Piadizza, licensed as Unit 5 Jessop House, Wimborne under section 51 of the Licensing Act 2003 on the grounds of public safety and the prevention of crime and disorder. The Licensing Team Leader highlighted the options available to the sub-committee.

 

Vanessa Rosales, Dorset Police Licensing Officer addressed the sub-committee.  She advised that a number of complaints had been received and the premises were not meeting their licencing conditions.

 

There were no questions from the sub-committee at this stage for Dorset Police.

 

Mr Brown, the Licence Holder was invited to put his case forward, the sub-committee were then invited to put their questions to the Licence Holder.

 

The two representatives from Dorset Police and the Licensing Team Leader were also invited to question the Licence Holder, however they had no questions at this stage.

 

The Chairman then invited the Licence Holder to ask questions of Dorset Police and the Licensing Team Leader.

 

After everyone present was given a further opportunity to put questions forward all parties were invited to sum up their case. At this juncture Louise Busfield, Dorset Police Licensing Officer, asked the sub-committee members and the Licence Holder if they had all had the opportunity to view the body camera footage that had accompanied the review application. All sub-committee members and the Licence Holder confirmed that they had seen the recording.

 

The Licensing Team Leader reminded the sub-committee of the decision options available to them.

 

A final opportunity to speak was offered to all parties before the sub-committee retired to make their decision.

6.

Exempt Business

To move the exclusion of the press and the public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph x of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

The public and the press will be asked to leave the meeting whilst the item of business is considered.

 

Minutes:

Proposed by Cllr Parker, seconded by Cllr Wheller.

 

Decision: That the press and the public be excluded for the following item(s) in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 3 of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

The sub-committee retired to make their decision:

 

Decision:  To SUSPEND the Premises Licence for a period of 3 months, to enable the premises licence holder to undertake training in licensing law to improve his knowledge of his responsibilities as a licence holder. Confirmation of the training undertaken to be provided to the Council’s Head of Licensing.