Venue: Trent Meeting Room - The Guildhall. View directions
To Elect a Chairman for this Meeting Only
RESOLVED that Councillor Milne be elected Chairman of the Licensing Sub-Committee for this meeting.
Councillor Milne took the Chair for the remainder of the meeting and round the table introductions were made.
Members' Declarations of Interest
Members may make any declarations of interest at this point but may also make them at any time during the course of the meeting.
Application type: Application for the Grant of Premises Licence
Premise: AVK Stores, 324 Ropery Road, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire DN21 2PD
Applicant: Mr Vipin Kumar Venugopal
Licence Number: N/A (New Licence)
Hearing Type: Grant of a New Premises Licence
Applicant: Mr Vipin Kumar Venugopal
Premises: AVK Store, 324 Ropery Road, Gainsborough, DN21 2PD
The Chairman, through the Licensing Team Manager, confirmed that all parties had been given notice to attend the Hearing, and advised that the Hearing would proceed in their absence.
The Council’s Legal representative set out the procedure that would be followed, as detailed in Appendix A to the Agenda.
The Licensing Team Manager presented the report. It was noted that this was a request for an authorisation for the retail sale of alcohol (for consumption off the premises only) as detailed in Appendix 1.
There were no representations received from Responsible Authorities.
Seven representations had been received from Other Persons (formerly known as Interested Parties). There was a total of seven public objections received as listed in Appendix 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 2f and 2g as well as a two-page paper from the community with 86 signatures on.
All relevant Considerations, Policy Considerations, Statutory Guidance and Options were read out and a List of Appendices and Background Papers were mentioned.
The Chairman then invited the Applicant to present his case.
The Applicant described steps already taken and those intended to be taken to satisfy the four licensing objectives, which are:
1. The Prevention of Crime and Disorder
2. Public Safety
3. The Prevention of Public Nuisance
4. The Protection of Children from Harm
The Applicant advised that the licence request was for a small off licence convenience shop and that he intended to uphold all the factors mentioned in the licensing objectives without any compromise.
The Applicant advised that he had a 24 hour 7 day per week CCTV monitoring in place at the premises. The Applicant advised that there were three modern, high-resolution cameras installed which covered both the front (Ropery Road) and the back of the premises, which would hopefully act as a precaution/deterrent to any potential burglaries.
The Applicant also advised that the alarm system at the premises was linked to his mobile phone which would alert him immediately when an issue arose.
The Applicant further advised that he planned to have an incident log book which, together with any relevant CCTV evidence, would be available for inspection by the police, if needed, to investigate an incident.
The Applicant would be the DPS and any staff employed by the Applicant would be trained in their responsibilities with regard to the sale of alcohol and the requirements of the premises licence at the Applicant’s cost. The Applicant further indicated that he would initially supervise any new staff to ensure full compliance with the Licence.
The Applicant also mentioned installing fire alarms and Health and Safety and Fire safety training for staff.
In relation to possible noise issues, the Applicant advised that there would be no high decibel music at the premises which would be audible outside.
The Applicant advised that any alcohol on sale was only intended to be consumed ... view the full minutes text for item 3.