Greenwich Council

Agenda and decisions.

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Sub-Committee.

2.

Urgent Business

The Chair to announce any items of urgent business circulated separately from the main agenda.

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Members to declare any personal and financial interests in items on the agenda.  Attention is drawn to the Council’s Constitution; the Council’s Code of Conduct and associated advice.

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4.

Jatra Cuisine (aka Hamro Chautari), 56 Plumstead High Street, Plumstead, London SE18 1SL pdf icon PDF 170 KB

Application to review the existing Premises Licence

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Decision:

Review of Premises Licence for Jatra Cuisine, 56 Plumstead High Street, Plumstead, London, SE18

 

In reaching its decision the Sub-Committee considered the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy, the Licensing Act 2003, the Regulations made thereunder and the Statutory Guidance issued by the Secretary of State under S.182 of that Act. In discharging its functions the Sub-Committee did so with a view to promoting the licensing objectives of the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm.

 

Having considered all written representations and the evidence and submissions, the Sub-Committee:

 

1.    Revoked the Premises Licence held by Foodway Asia Ltd

 

2.    Imposed the Interim Step of the Suspension of the Premises Licence until the determination of any appeal against the decision of the Licensing Sub-Committee.  

 

The Sub-Committee’s decision was based on issues raised concerning crime and disorder, public safety, and prevention of public nuisance 

 

Basis for Decision

 

The Sub-Committee considered the application by the police for a Summary Review of the Premises Licence following violent events inside and outside the premises on 10th and 11th November 2018. The Sub-Committee had viewed the cctv footage provided by the police prior to the hearing.

 

The Summary Review, considered on 23rd November 2018, resulted in the premises licence being suspended until the full review hearing. The Sub-Committee noted that there were no representations from the premises licence holder against the imposition of the Interim Step to suspend the premises Licence.    

 

The Sub-Committee noted the reasons for the Interim Steps decision at pages 145 – 146 of the Agenda for the hearing. 

 

The Sub-Committee also gave due regard and consideration to the licensing history for the premises and modification of the licence conditions on 19th July 2018, following another police review because of breaches of the licence conditions, and inter alia, an assault of a customer, and evidence of the premises operating without a Designated Premises Supervisor (“DPS”) being in place.

 

The Sub-Committee heard from PC Balestrini on behalf of the police, who referred to the written representations included within the agenda papers and the cctv footage that the Sub-Committee had viewed. It was highlighted to the Sub-Committee that no staff from the premises called the police, this was done by an ambulance that was passing by and 2 licensing officers who happened to be observing the premises from a short distance. During the incident leading to the summary Review application, a knife was being waved around by a customer, people being strangled, and all of the participants were clearly drunk. The fight had started inside the premises, and the barman was videoing the fight instead of calling the police. On becoming aware of the police arraying the staff turned off the lights inside the premises and lowered the shutters.

 

The police submission was that they had lost all confidence in the management of the premises and the only option was to seek revocation of the premises licence, there had been  ...  view the full decision text for item 4.

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Euro Food & Wine, 12 Plumstead Road, Woolwich, London SE18 7BZ pdf icon PDF 160 KB

Application to review the existing Premises Licence

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Decision:

In reaching its decision the Sub-Committee considered the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy, the Licensing Act 2003, the Regulations made thereunder and the Statutory Guidance issued by the Secretary of State under S.182 of that Act. In discharging its functions, the Sub-Committee did so with a view to promoting the licensing objectives of the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm.

 

 

and having considered all written representations and the evidence and submissions, the Sub-Committee:

 

1.    Revoked the Premises Licence

 

2.    Imposed the Interim Step of the Suspension of the Premises Licence until the determination of any appeal against the decision of the Licensing Sub-Committee.  

 

The Sub-Committee’s decision was based on issues raised concerning crime and disorder, public safety, and prevention of public nuisance 

 

 

Basis for Decision

 

The Sub-Committee considered the application by the police for a Summary Review of the Premises Licence because of prolonged anti-social behaviour and episodes of violence associated with the off licence premises and the supply of alcohol without a lawful authorisation being in place, after 11pm at night. The Sub-Committee had viewed the CCTV footage provided by the police prior to the hearing.

 

The Summary Review application, considered on 28th November 2018, resulted in the premises licence being suspended until the full review hearing. The Sub-Committee noted the representations from the premises licence holder against the imposition of the Interim Step to suspend the Premises Licence, which were heard by a differently constituted Licensing Sub-Committee on 30th November 2018. The interim suspension of the premises licences had been continued until the hearing of the full review.   

 

The Sub-Committee noted the reasons for the Interim Steps decision and the reasons of the decision of the Sub-Committee that heard representations against the suspension of the licence to continue the suspension of the licence. 

 

The Sub-Committee also gave due regard and consideration to the licensing history for the premises and modification of the licence conditions on 3rd October 2018, following another police review because of breaches of the licence conditions. The permission to supply alcohol 24 hours had been curtailed to take place between 9am – 11pm each day and the conditions of the licence had been modified.  

 

 

The Sub-Committee heard from PC Balestrini on behalf of the police, who referred to the written representations included within the agenda papers and the CCTV footage that the Sub-Committee had viewed. It was highlighted to the Sub-Committee that there were 2 main incidents on 11th November 2018 outside the premises, a man waiving a knife and then 2 males attacking others with baseball bats. One individual was hit on the head with a bottle. There were people coming and going outside the premises, which had become a bar, a social club, where people gather and cause anti-social behaviour and more serious public nuisance and crime and disorder, which was all associated with the premises serving alcohol to drunken individuals. CCTV show a male so  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.