Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee A - Tuesday 5th October, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Mandela Room, Town Hall

Contact: Joanne Dixon / Scott Bonner 

No. Item


Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest made by Members at this point in the meeting.


Licensing Act 2003 - Application for Review of Premises Licence: Waterloo News, 110-114 Waterloo Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 3HZ. Ref: OL/21/03 pdf icon PDF 394 KB

Additional documents:


A report of the Director of Public Health and Public Protection was circulated outlining the application for a Review of the Premises Licence in respect of Waterloo News, 110-114 Waterloo Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 3HZ, Ref No: OL/21/03.


Summary of Current Licensable Activities


Sale of Alcohol (Off Sales) - Monday to Sunday: 7.00am – 11.00pm


A copy of the current Premises Licence was attached at Appendix 1.


The Chair introduced those present and explained the procedure to be followed at the meeting. It was confirmed that all parties had received a copy of the Regulation 6 Notice and copy of the report and accompanying documents, in accordance with the Licensing (Hearings) Regulations 2005.


Details of the Application


It was highlighted that documentation had been provided by the Premises Licence Holder prior to the meeting and, when asked, the Legal Representative on behalf of the responsible authorities confirmed that no additional time was required by them to consider the documentation.


The Principal Licensing Officer presented the report outlining the application for a Review of the Premises Licence in respect of Waterloo News, 110-114 Waterloo Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 3HZ.  


The premise was situated in Middlesbrough town centre amongst residential properties.  It operated as a convenience store with the provision for the ‘off sale’ of alcohol, having benefitted from a Premises Licence since 2005.


Mr Majid had been the Premises Licence Holder and Designated Premises Supervisor since that time.  Whilst the premises currently had the benefit of a Premises Licence it was understood

the licence holder was not currently selling alcohol from the premises.


The application for review was submitted by the Licensing Manager on 29 January 2021, on the grounds of the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety and the prevention of public nuisance following concerns in relation to the licence holder’s unwillingness to implement Covid-19 safety measures at the premises for both staff and customers.


A copy of the application and additional evidence was attached at Appendix 2.


It was highlighted that the matter had been due for consideration by the Licensing Sub Committee on several occasions, and subsequently adjourned, as follows:-


·        25 March 2021 – The Head of Legal Services and the Chair of the Licensing Sub Committee made a decision to adjourn the hearing - under Regulation 12 and extend time under Regulation 11 of the Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005 as it was necessary in the public interest and to fully hear and consider representations from all parties - as the meeting was inquorate due to unforeseen circumstances.


·        21 April 2021 - Request from the Premises Licence Holder to adjourn as this date fell during the religious month of Ramadan.  All parties agreed that the Hearing be adjourned until after the end of Ramadan.


·        8 June 2021 - Request from the applicant’s legal representative to adjourn following a request for the provision of additional information.


·        23 July 2021 – Adjourned due to illness of the Premises Licence Holder’s legal representative.


·        20 September 2021 – Adjourned at the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 21/6