Venue: This meeting will take place via Microsoft Teams.
Contact: Kenna Victoria Healey, Senior Democratic Services Officer Email: Direct.Democracy@thurrock.gov.uk
Nomination of Chair
Councillor Collins nominated himself as Chair of the Licensing Committee to Chair the Sub-Committee. This was seconded by Councillor Fish and agreed by Councillor Kent.
That Councillor Collins Chair the Sub-Committee
Items of Urgent Business
To receive additional items that the Chair is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency, in accordance with Section 100B (4) (b) of the Local Government Act 1972.
There were no items of urgent business declared.
Declarations of Interests
There were no interests declared.
Application for a Summary Review of a Premises Licence – Interim Steps Representation Consideration
The Chair of the Sub-Committee advised all present of the process of the hearing. He then invited the Licensing Officer to introduce the report as outlined within the agenda on pages 5 to 34.
Members, Essex Police and the applicant were provided the chance to ask questions of the Licensing Officer.
Mr McManus then provided the opportunity to present the case on behalf of Essex Police.
Members, the Licensing Officer and the applicant were provided the chance to ask questions of Essex Police. There were none from the Licensing Officer.
The applicant was then given the opportunity to present his case.
The Licencing Officer summarised her case by advising Members they had heard submissions from Essex Police and from the applicant, it was therefore up for them to consider whether the interim steps were appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives; and to determine whether to withdraw or modify the steps taken.
Essex Police were then given the opportunity to summarise their case and in doing so commented they were unhappy that there was no management in place at the at the premises, the manager was not the Premises Licence Holder which did not comply with the licencing objectives.
The applicant was asked to summarise his case and in doing so stated he hoped Members could accept what he had already told them and had nothing further to add.
It was confirmed that all parties had said everything they wished too.
The Sub-Committee adjourned at 10.40am for deliberations and were accompanied by the Legal Advisor and the Democratic Services Officer.
The meeting reconvened at 10.52am.
To revoke the suspension of the premises licence with immediate effect.