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There were no declarations of interest.
The Chairman introduced himself, his fellow Sub Committee Members and the Legal Officer and asked those parties present to introduce themselves.
In attendance was David Ring (Solicitor for the Applicant, Nottinghamshire Police), Inspector Glenn Longden (Nottinghamshire Police), Sergeant Simon Scales (Nottinghamshire Police), Susan Rhodes-Best (Senior Licensing Officer, Nottinghamshire Police), Catherine Ansty (Licensing Officer, Nottinghamshire Police) and Helen Guest (Senior Licensing Enforcement Officer, Nottinghamshire Police).
Piers Warne (Solicitor for the Licence Holder Punch Taverns Plc), Naomi Hall (Designated Premises Supervisor for The Chequers Inn), Louis Barnes (Partner of Naomi Hall) and Mark Gardner (Business Development Manager for Punch Taverns Plc).
All material received by Nottinghamshire Police and the Solicitor on behalf of Punch Taverns Plc following the issue of the agenda had been circulated to all parties prior to the meeting.
The Licensing Team Leader outlined the application and explained the procedure to be adopted throughout the duration of the hearing.
The Chairman then invited Mr. Ring, the Solicitor for the Applicant, to put forward his case to the Sub Committee. Mr. Ring proceeded to address the Sub Committee and in doing so introduced evidence from other Police representatives with regard to statements as deemed appropriate.
Following this, and in accordance with adopted procedure, the Solicitor on behalf of the Licence Holder, Sub Committee Members and the Legal Officer were offered the opportunity to ask questions of the Applicant’s representatives.
The Chairman then invited Mr. Warne, the Solicitor for the Licence Holder, to put forward representations to the Sub Committee. Mr. Warne proceeded to address the Sub Committee on behalf of the Licence Holder.
Following this, and in accordance with adopted procedure, representatives for the Applicant, Sub Committee Members and the Legal Officer were offered the opportunity to ask questions of the Solicitor for the Licence Holder.
Finally, the Chairman invited the Solicitors for both the Applicant and the Licence Holder to sum up their respective cases.
(At this point in the proceedings and in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 23, a motion was moved and seconded to extend the conclusion of the meeting to 9.15 p.m. The motion was put to the vote and subsequently carried).
The hearing was adjourned at 8.35 p.m. to enable the Chairman and Members of the Sub Committee to withdraw and deliberate upon the application and representations made in respect of it.
The Chairman and Sub Committee Members subsequently returned to the room and the hearing was reconvened at 9.10 p.m.
The Legal Officer delivered the Sub Committees decision as follows:-
that in accordance with Regulation 26 of The Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005, the Sub Committee would make a decision in respect of the review of a premises licence within 5 working days of this Sub Committee and thereafter the decision would be notified in writing to the relevant parties.
In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 23, the meeting was extended to 9.15 p.m. but Members of the Sub Committee agreed that this was still insufficient time to consider all of ... view the full minutes text for item 8.