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To Elect a Chairman for this Meeting Only


RESOLVED to elect Councillor Jessie Milne as the Chair for this Panel.


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.





Licence Hearing pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Reference Number:           TBC


Application type:               Application for the Grant of Premises Licence


Premise:                              Quick Stop 102 Trinity Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 1HS


Applicant:                          Mr Vaidas Latvaitis


Date of Hearing                  14 December 2017


Additional documents:


Licence Hearing

Reference Number:TBC

Application type:      Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence

Premise:        Quick Stop 102 Trinity Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 1HS

Applicant:      Mr Vaidas Latvaitis


The legal advisor provided an introduction and ran through the proceedings for the hearing.  The Licensing Team Manager also introduced himself, and for the benefit of all in attendance presented his report contained within the Hearing pack.


The applicant then ran through his case (with assistance from the individuals who accompanied him) and answered questions from the Police and officers present.  These points are highlighted below:


·         The applicant had bought the business at 102 Trinity Street and applied for a premises licence; however he had no paperwork with him that he had purchased the business.  The shop had the existing licence holder in place, but the applicant would like this to change in the future;

·         The business was purchased for £5,000 in October 2017, but the building is owned by another party;

·         Two women worked in the shop, with another individual being present as the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS).  The DPS did not stay in the shop at all times;

·         The applicant intended to promote the licensing objectives by asking for ID; using CCTV; giving training to employees on checking the CCTV cameras; selling alcohol only at the times specified on the licence; not selling alcohol to drunk individuals, and by trying to recognise fake ID;

·         The applicant was currently not working in the premises at 102 Trinity Street;

·         There was currently no alcohol or cigarettes in the shop.  Were the grant of the licence successful, then cigarettes and alcohol would be bought from legal UK distributors;

·         ID that the applicant would be looking to check would be drivers’ licences and ID cards.


Sgt Kim Enderby from Lincolnshire Police outlined the Police case as objectors:


·         There was no paper trail to prove that the applicant had purchased the business;

·         The proposed DPS was in charge at 102 Trinity Street when the licence was revoked previously;

·         There was no register for the refusal of alcohol, and there were multiple breaches of the licence when it had been revoked previously;

·         Unless the Panel felt that the applicant was independent of the DPS and in control, the application should fail;

·         Lincolnshire Police would need to know that all staff were capable of operating the CCTV equipment;

·         There needed to be a condition on how long the CCTV footage would be kept for if the application were to be successful.  The Data Commissioners Office had certain points that needed to be satisfied;

·         The previous licence holder would remain in charge until a future handover – this was a concern for the Police.


Finally, there was a chance for each party to ask questions.  Further information was provided as set out below:


·         Training for the applicant was scheduled for February 2018.  This course included assistance with the paperwork;

·         The current DPS would be relied on if the licence were to be granted;

·         The opportunity to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.