Hounslow Council


Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chair

Decision:

Cllr Shantanu Rajawat was appointed Chair. He thanked Cllrs Richard Foote and Tony Louki for their attendance.

2.

Raja Superstore, 55 Kingsley Road, Hounslow pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Review application submitted under section 51 of the Licensing Act 2003.

Additional documents:

Decision:

LICENSING ACT 2003

 

Section 51

 

Notification of decision following a Licensing Panel hearing to determine a review application submitted under section 51 of the Licensing Act 2003

 

PREMISES: Raja Superstore, 55 Kingsley Road, Hounslow, TW3 1QB

 

 

TO:    Mr Amrit-Raj Singh Pannu

 

 

TAKE NOTICE:

 

THAT following a hearing before the Licensing and General Purposes Sub

Committee (the Licensing Panel)

 

ON 17 October 2017

 

HOUNSLOW COUNCIL, as the Licensing Authority for the premises

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Premises Licence for Raja Superstore, 55 Kingsley Road, Hounslow, be MODIFIED to allow for the supply of alcohol for consumption off the Premises during the hours 10:00 to 22:00 on Monday to Sunday, subject to the following conditions in addition to those already on the Premises Licence:

 

1.    A personal licence holder shall be on duty at all times when licensable activity takes place;

2.    No sale of single cans;

3.    No bottles of spirits equal to, or less than 20cl shall be available for sale;

4.    Staff training shall take place at intervals of 6 months;

5.    The Licence Holder shall join the local business crime reduction partnership ‘Safer Business Hounslow’.

 

This was an application under section 51 of the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of Raja Superstore, 55 Kingsley Road, Hounslow.  The application was submitted by the licensing enforcement officer, Mr Keiran Hinchliffe and was based on two of the four licensing objectives. 

 

The Panel heard from Mr Hinchliffe who made representations based on several alleged breaches of the licensing conditions and concerns surrounding the prevention of crime and disorder and the protection of children from harm. 

 

The Panel noted that in May 2016, a joint inspection by the police and the licensing authority was carried out and revealed that the premises was not compliant with the Council’s Reduce the Strength Scheme which was a condition of their licence. In particular, it was observed that cans of beer containing alcohol above 5.9% were on display and being offered for sale.  Subsequently, the premises licence holder agreed to reduce their terminal hour for the sale of alcohol from 03.00am to 02.00am.  A number of other conditions were also agreed by way of the Minor Variations Process.

The Panel also noted that in November 2016, a test purchase was carried out at the Premises.  The outcome of this test purchase was the sale of alcohol to an underage person, namely a police cadet.  This was investigated by the Trading Standards officer and the case was disposed of by way of a Simple Caution on 2 May 2017.  Further breaches of the licence conditions were found during the course of an inspection that was carried out in August 2017 including the unavailability of staff training records and the refusals register.  The premises licence holder was found to be in breach of licence conditions 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7.  The premises licence was not available for inspection nor was there a list of persons authorised to make sales of alcohol on behalf of the DPS.  ...  view the full decision text for item 2.

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Order of Business pdf icon PDF 104 KB

4.

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

5.

Hounslow Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 4 MB