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Election of Chair
To elect a Chair for the ensuing meeting.
Councillor Kendall was elected as Chair for the meeting.
Declaration of Interests
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To answer questions from members of the public – submitted in writing or by electronic mail no later than 5.00pm on a working day, allowing two clear working days before the day of the meeting.
The Licensing and Compliance Officer submitted a report for the Licensing Panel to consider an application for a review of a Premises License for PL0747 under the provisions of section 51 of the Licensing Act following 28 days consultation.
Present as representatives from Workington, Cumbria Constabulary were Sergeant Scott Adams and from the Fire Service Robin Treasurer.
Present as representative from the Responsible Authority, Gillian Collinson.
Present, as representative from Allerdale Borough Council Environmental Health, David Copeland
The premises licence holder was invited into the meeting.
Also present were a resident from one of the adjoining streets and the chair from St John’s resident association.
The Licensing Panel was provided with a background of the summary review of the Premises Licence.
The representative from Cumbria Constabulary made representation on the application, Sergeant Adams advised members that the application was to initially revoke the licence but having worked with the licence holder following a number of issues raised such as no fire alarm, CCTV, Fire Escapes cluttered, unsafe electrical points. After revisiting the property on 11 March 2022 Sergeant Adams has reviewed the issues and is satisfied they have been rectified and a number of conditions are to be put in place therefore no longer looking to revoke the licence.
The representative from Environmental Health made representation on the application and advised members there were also a number of conditions to be included.
The representative from the Fire Service made representation on the application and advised members that the Cumbria Constabulary have included conditions with regular testing of the fire alarm. Further checks will be carried out to ensure works have been done and will be regularly audited.
The resident was asked to make representation on the application.
The Chair of St John’s Residents Association was asked to make representation on the application.
The premises licence holder was asked to make representation on the application.
The Cumbria Constabulary representative, Fire Service representative, Environmental Health representative Licensing and Compliance officers the premises licence holder, the resident and chair of the resident association were asked to leave the room for the Panel to consider the application.
The Panel considered all of the information provided by Cumbria Constabulary, the Fire Service, the Environmental Health Officer the Licensing and Compliance Officer, the premises licence holder, the resident and the chair of the residents association, seeking advice from the Council’s Barrister while making its deliberations. Members paid attention to the options available to the Panel set out in the report.
Members reached a unanimous decision to modify the conditions.
The Cumbria Constabulary representatives, Licensing and Compliance officers, the premises licence holder and the residents were brought back into the room.
The Licensing Panel agreed to modify the conditions.
Reasons for the Decision
The Panel reached its decision having regard to the following:
The four licensing objectives under the Licensing Act 2003. The Panel has also taken into account the written representations made by Cumbria Constabulary, the written representations made by the Environmental Health Officer and ... view the full minutes text for item 440.