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To consider an application for the review of a Premises Licence  in respect of Best One, 1A Nire Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 5LT.

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The Head of Planning, Development and Regulatory Services submitted a report on an application for a review of Premises Licence in respect of Best One, 1a Nire Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 5LT.  The application for review had been submitted by the Chief Inspector of Weights and Measures, in its capacity as a named responsible authority, following a combination of underage alcohol sales and licensing condition breaches.

The application sought for the Premises Licence to be revoked as the only appropriate and proportionate step to promote the licensing objectives and safeguard the public.

A copy of the review application was attached to the report at Appendix PN-I.  This set out details of the breaches of condition and underage alcohol sales which had been observed during inspections carried out on 25 October 2018, 18 February 2019 and 20 March 2019.

The report stated that representations had been received from Thames Valley Police and the Reading Borough Council Licensing Team, which were attached to the report at Appendices PN-2 and PN-3 respectively.  Information provided by the Premises Licence Holder was attached at Appendix PN-4 and letters of support from local residents were attached at Appendix PN-5

The report stated that Mr Tajender Singh Parmar was the Premises Licence Holder and the Designated Premises Supervisor.  The current Premises Licence, a copy of which was attached to the report at Appendix PN-6, permitted the following:

Hours for the Sale by Retail of Alcohol

Monday to Saturday                                     0800 hours until 2300 hours

Sunday                                                        0800 hours until 2230 hours

Good Friday                                                0800 hours until 2230 hours

Christmas Day                                             1200 hours until 1500 hours, and

                                                                  1900 hours until 2230 hours.

A plan showing the location of the premises and surrounding streets was attached to the report at Appendix PN-7.

The report stated that in determining the application the Licensing Authority had a duty to carry out its functions with a view to promoting the four licensing objectives, as follows:

  • The prevention of crime and disorder;
  • public safety;
  • The prevention of public nuisance;
  • The protection of children from harm.

The report stated further that in determining the application the Licensing Authority must also have regard to the representations received, the Licensing Authority’s statement of licensing policy and any relevant section of the statutory guidance to licensing authorities.  Further, in determining the application the Licensing Authority could take such of the following steps as it considered appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives:

  • Take no further action;
  • To issue formal warnings to the premises supervisor and/or premises licence holder;
  • Modify the conditions of the licence (including, but not limited to hours of operation of licensable activities);
  • Exclude a licensable activity from the scope of the licence;
  • Remove the designated premises licence supervisor;
  • Suspend the licence for a period not exceeding three months;
  • Revoke the licence.

(Where the Sub-Committee took a step mentioned in the third and fourth bullet points above it may provide that the modification or exclusion was to have effect for a period not exceeding three  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.