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 37 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.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 8th May 2019.

 

No motion or discussion may take place upon the Minutes except as to their accuracy, and any question on this point will be determined by a majority of the Members of the body attending who were present when the matter in question was decided.  Once confirmed, with or without amendment, the person presiding will sign the Minutes.

5.

Heat Bar and Restaurant, 56 Plumstead High St, London, SE18 1SL pdf icon PDF 230 KB

Application for a premises licence

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Decision:

Heat Bar and Restaurant, 56 Plumstead High Street, London, SE18 1SL

 

 

In reaching its decision, the Licensing Sub-Committee (“LSC”) considered the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy, the Licensing Act 2003, the Regulations made thereunder and the Guidance issued by the Secretary of State under S.182 of that Act. In discharging its functions, the LSC 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 of the written representations, evidence and submissions put before it, the LSC determined not to grant a Premises Licence.

 

Basis of Decision:

 

The LSC received submissions from the Applicant, Mr Sahota, who accepted he was the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) when the previous premises licence, held by Foodway Asia Ltd, was called for an expedited review and subsequently revoked by the LSC.  The appeal against revocation to the magistrates’ court was eventually abandoned by Ms Limbu, the sole director of Foodway Asia Ltd.

 

Mr Sahota apologised for what had happened “last year”. He had no control over the decisions that were being made without his knowledge in the running of the premises, formerly known as Jatra Cuisine, and he was not present at the premises when the violent disorder took place. Mr Sahota stated he wanted to run Jatra Cuisine properly, but that others were effectively undermining and ignoring him and his efforts. The new business for which he was seeking a premises licence was his own business, and Ms Limbu and Jiven Sen, the previous manager of Jatra Cuisine, would not be involved in his business. The new business would cater for a wider range of customers without a primary focus on the Nepalese community. Mr Sahota stated it was his fault for becoming involved with Jatra Cuisine in 2018, the running of which he had no say in, and had argued with others involved in its running, who prevented any changes being implemented.  Mr Sahota stated his business would be differently run because he would be involved personally in its operation. Mr Sahota confirmed that his landlord would be the registered freehold owner, a Mr Gill, and not anyone previously involved with Jatra Cuisine.    

 

The LSC noted that Mr Sahota was the lead in the appeal process against the revocation of the Premises Licence for Jatra Cuisine and resigned as the Designated Premises Supervisor in April 2019. 

 

The LSC noted the written submission from the police and heard representations from Sgt Henderson. Sgt Henderson stated that the police written representations speak for themselves, the application does not meet the licensing objectives and the premises are within a Cumulative Impact Zone.  The email reply from Mr Sahota, page133 of the Agenda, states he had witnessed incidents related to the nearby Danfe establishment, yet he did not call the police to report them.  Mr Sahota was the DPS for Jatra Cuisine and whilst he did resign, he was pivotal to the history  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.