Hounslow Council

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Appointment of Chair


Cllr Guy Lambert was appointed Chair. He thanked Cllr Shaida Mehrban for attending.


Amy Star Nail's, 38 High Street, Hounslow pdf icon PDF 219 KB

Appeal against the decision of the Licensing Manager to refuse an application for the renewal of a special treatment licence.

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Application for the renewal of a special treatment licence.


London Local Authorities Act 1991 

Section 17


Notification of decision following a Licensing Panel hearing to determine an appeal against a refusal to grant the renewal of a Special Treatments Licence.


PREMISES: Amy Star Nail's, 38 High Street, Hounslow 


TO:    Ms Xuan Hoang Dinh.






THAT following a hearing before the Licensing and General Purposes Sub

Committee (the Licensing Panel)


ON 10 August 2017


HOUNSLOW COUNCIL, as the Licensing Authority for the premises




That the appeal was not upheld and the renewal of the special treatment licence be refused




The Licensing Panel carefully considered all the relevant information including:


·         written and oral representations by all the parties

·         the London Local Authorities Act 1991 section 17

·         the Human Rights Act 1998



This was an application for the renewal of a special treatment licence under the London Local Authorities Act 1991 in relation to Amy Star Nails, 38 High Street, Hounslow, TW3 1RH.  The application was submitted by Mrs Xuan Hoang Dinh.


The Panel heard from the licensing manager, Lewis Aldous and Mr Anthony Kasapi from the Health and Safety team who were of the view that based on the recent convictions, the applicant was not a fit and proper person under the legislation.  The application was refused by Mr Lewis Aldous on 18 July 2017.  During the course of the hearing, Mr Aldous explained that the reason for his refusal was that the licensee had been prosecuted for an offence under the London Local Authorities Act 1991 and that she had been witnessed trading illegally in the Treaty Centre.  By virtue of the internal appeals procedure, an appeal was lodged for the Licensing Panel to determine.


The Panel heard that the licensee had been convicted at Ealing Magistrates Court on 5 June 2017 for three offences under section 14(2) of the London Local Authorities Act 1991 for failing to comply with the requirements of her special treatment licence.  The offences related to employing two unregistered therapists, failing to keep client records and welfare and hygiene issues.  The Panel also heard that the licensee had received considerable warnings before any formal action was taken but that this had been disregarded.  The Panel also heard that the licensee had traded illegally for the purposes of manicure and pedicure from stalls in the Treaty Centre.  The Panel considered an email from the Treaty Centre Manager stating that she had informed the licensee that she did not need a licence and that it was her fault that the applicant had not applied for a licence.  The Panel also heard from Mr Kasapi that improvement notices had been served in relation to health and safety concerns and hazards within the premises, namely electrics, the presence of open chemical containers near food in the kitchen and electrical issues but that these had all been remedied by the applicant.  ...  view the full decision text for item 2.


Order of Business pdf icon PDF 104 KB


Procedure for the conduct of Panel hearings. pdf icon PDF 195 KB