Agenda item

Decision

Upon reaching a decision, the parties will be asked to return to the room and the Chair will announce the decision.

 

If the Licensing Sub-Committee defer in reaching a decision, the Clerk will write to the relevant parties to tell them of the Licensing Sub-Committee’s decision within the relevant time-scale.

Minutes:

Resolved: The Sub-Committee considered the options available in reviewing the licensing. Having read the guidance, the relevant legislation, the written submissions and upon hearing from the applicant and their representative, a local resident and from persons who objected, and taking into account the written evidence, the decision of the Licensing Sub-Committee be that conditions be added to the License as follows:

·       During the hours of operation the Designated Premises Supervisor shall be present at site or, if not present, a telephone number shall be provided to staff to allow contact to be mad with the Designated Premises Supervisor.

·       CCTV shall be provided in the form of a recordable system capable of providing pictures of evidential quality and in all lighting conditions particularly facial recognition at the public entrances to the premises.  Cameras shall encompass all points of public ingress and egress to the premises and provide comprehensive coverage of all areas where the sale, supply or consumption of alcohol occurs.

·       Equipment shall be maintained in good working order and correctly timed and dated.  The licence holder shall take reasonable steps to ensure prompt repairs are carried out as and when required.  CCTV equipment will be checked daily to ensure that it is in working order, such checks shall be documented and retained for a minimum period of two calendar months.

·       CCTV recordings to be available for a period of 31 days and shall, upon proper request in accordance with Data Protection regulations, be made immediately available to Officers of the Police and the Council when the premises are open to members of the public.  The recording equipment being of a digital hard drive system shall be kept in a secure environment under the control of the Designated Premises Supervisor.

·       The CCTV system shall record images at all times that any member is on or at the premises.  For the purpose of this condition, a member of the public is defined as any person other than 

a.     The Designated Premises Supervisor or their partner or children.

b.     The Premises Licence Holder, or their appointed representatives.

·       Poster, no smaller than A4 size, shall be clearly and prominently displayed at the entrances and exits of the premises stating that CCTV is in operation and hat images are being captured for the purposes of crime prevention and public safety.

·       A refusals log is to be kept to record times and dates of all refusals of retail alcohol to underage persons.

·       A signed and dated copy of refusals logs to be made available to authorised Rochdale Borough Council Officers upon request.

·       A Challenge 21 scheme to be operated at the premises with clearly posters to be displayed in prominent areas throughout the premises.

·       The Designated Premises Supervisor to attend annual training seminars as provided by the Public Protection Service.

·       All staff to undertake training at least every three months on the law relating to underage sales of alcohol.

·       All new staff to receive training on the law relating to underage sales of alcohol.

·       No alcohol to be consumed by employees whilst working on the premises.

·       To notify staff of any reports of alleged underage sale incidents that has been brought to the attention of the Designated Premises Supervisor.

·       To produce a record of remedial action if requested by an authorised Officer of Rochdale Borough Council.

 

Reason for decision: To promote the Licensing objection of the protection of children from harm.