Venue: Via Teleconference
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RESOLVED that the minutes of the Licensing Sub-Committee held on 7th February, 2020, be approved as a correct record.
The Sub-Committee considered an application for the review of an existing premises licence in respect of Joey’s Bar, Doncaster, DN1 1HT, following an application received from South Yorkshire Police.
The Review was brought before the Sub-Committee on the grounds of the Prevention of Crime and Disorder and Public Safety licensing objectives. A summary of the application was attached at Appendix B to the report.
At the commencement of the hearing, the Chair welcomed all parties to the meeting, made introductions and outlined the procedure to be followed. It was reported that this was the first hearing to be held via Teleconferencing Facility and was necessary as a result of the ongoing situation surrounding the Covid-19 Virus that was currently affecting the country. Members of the Committee and other parties were informed by the Chair that he would indicate who would speak next in order to ensure that the meeting ran smoothly and no one was trying to speak over anyone.
The Licensing Officer introduced the report and outlined the salient points in relation to the application.
A barrister representing South Yorkshire Police addressed the Sub-Committee, made representations and the Licensing Officer for South Yorkshire Police answered questions.
The Premises Licence Holder was in attendance at the meeting, made representations and answered questions.
All parties were then asked to leave the teleconference whilst the Sub-Committee deliberated on the Application and reached a decision.
RESOLVED that the Sub –Committee, having considered the application for a Review of the Premises Licence for Joey’s Bar, 54 Silver Street, Doncaster and taken into account the written representations made and the evidence presented, the steps that are appropriate to promote the Licensing Objectives, the Home Office Guidance and our Statement of Licensing Policy and have decided to revoke the licence.
The Sub Committee made the decision for the following reasons:-
The Police have brought a review following an incident that occurred on 8th December 2019 which occurred outside the premises. The Police had concerns that the victim was left on the pavement, there was no CCTV in operation or delta call, the premises did not call the Police or ambulance and first aid was only offered after the Police arrived. Further, whilst the doorman said he did not witness the incident, CCTV from another property showed the incident took place in front of the door staff. All these issues are also a concern for the Committee. It was noted that the Police then sought to agree an action plan to address the concerns and to ensure that the standards operating at the premises could be improved. This should have operated as a warning to the Premises Licence Holder.
It was noted that the Premises Licence Holder was unable to attend the first meeting regarding the action plan as he was working elsewhere. It was noted that he did ask his father to attend on his behalf. The Premises Licence Holder has confirmed his father has no involvement in the business and does not work at the ... view the full minutes text for item 6.