Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 5 - Civic Centre, High Street, Uxbridge UB8 1UW. View directions

Contact: Liz Penny  01895 250185

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


There were no apologies for absence.


Declarations of interest in matters coming before this meeting




To confirm that the items of business marked Part I will be considered in Public and items marked Part II will be considered in Private


It was confirmed that the item of business was marked Part I and would be considered in Public.


Matters that have been notified in advance or urgent





Additional documents:


Introduction by the Licensing Officer:


Mr Mark McDermott, Licensing Officer at the London Borough of Hillingdon, introduced the report relating to an application for a new premises licence for Falling Lane Local Store. The Sub-Committee was informed that the application submitted was for a licence to sell alcohol for consumption off the premises between 07:00 and 23:00 hours. Councillors were advised that the Store was located on a busy road in Yiewsley. Five representations had been received - three from Responsible Authorities and two others.


Representation by the Applicant:


The applicant’s representative spoke on behalf of the applicant and informed the Sub-Committee that the applicant had obtained the premises in October / November 2018 and had applied for a personal licence at that time. Falling Lane Store was already a licensed premises therefore the applicant intended to transfer the licence into his own name. When the applicant spoke to the previous owner, he became aware that there was an issue regarding the premises. He approached the Council for guidance and was advised to apply for a new licence rather than transfer the existing licence. At the request of the responsible authorities, documents were produced to indicate that the applicant had no connection to the previous owners.


Members heard that the responsible authorities had expressed concern regarding the applicant's ability to promote the four licensing objectives. In response to questions from his representative, the applicant was able to identify said objectives. The applicant stated that:-


·         To prevent crime and disorder, he would utilise CCTV cameras;

·         To secure public safety, he would provide a first aid box and signage;

·         To prevent public nuisance, customers would be requested to be respectful and leave the shop quietly;

·         To protect children from harm, ID would be requested when selling cigarettes and alcohol.


Responding to further questioning from his representative, the applicant stated that all goods would be purchased from the cash and carry. The applicant was confident that he was well acquainted with the area and stated that his customers were good. The applicant stated that he had never breached any of the licensing objectives. He was able to briefly explain the role of a DPS. 


The Sub-Committee asked about the applicant’s experience and was informed that he had been working in licensed premises for one year with no difficulties to report. The applicant stated that he did not serve alcohol or tobacco to underage young people. He did not keep a record of occasions when he had been obliged to refuse to do so. In response to Councillors' questions, the applicant stated that he would not sell alcohol to customers who were already intoxicated; however, he did not keep a record of this.


Representations by Responsible Authorities:


Councillors were informed that there was an ongoing investigation relating to the premises which was not directly linked to the hearing. Stephanie Waterford, Licensing Services, advised the Sub-Committee that she had met with both the applicant and his representative to discuss the application, gauge the applicant's  ...  view the full minutes text for item 41.