Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Monday 28 June 2021 1.30 p.m.

Venue: Rotherham Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham. S60 2 TH

Contact: Dawn Mitchell, Governance Adviser 

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Licensing Act 2003 -Consideration of an application (made in accordance with s.51 of the Licensing Act 2003) to review the Premises Licence in place at Brampton Local Shop, 103 Knollbeck Avenue, Brampton Bierlow, Rotherham, S73 0UB pdf icon PDF 350 KB

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Consideration was given to an application for the review of a Premises Licence in accordance within the provisions of Section 51 of the Licensing Act 2003, in respect of the premises known as Brampton Local, Rotherham S73  0UB.  The licence had been in place since 15th August, 2013.


Ms. S. Hussain (Premises Licence Holder, and Designated Premises Supervisor) was in attendance at the meeting.  She was assisted in the meeting by Mr. Mahmood, interpreter.


The Licensing Authority received representations made by Rotherham Council’s Licensing Service (acting in its role as a Responsible Authority under the Licensing Act 2003) which had not been withdrawn and the Sub-Committee considered those representations.


The premises had the benefit of a Premises Licence issued under the Licensing Act 2003 which permitted the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises only.


Following the submission of a review application and within the prescribed period of 28 days, additional information relating to the premises had been provided by South Yorkshire Police.  


In light of the sensitive nature of the additional information provided by South Yorkshire Police, there was an application for the information to be heard in private session.  The Sub-Committee agreed to hear the representations in private session. 


Upon conclusion of the presentation of Police information, the Sub-Committee reverted to open session.


The application to review the premises licence was submitted on the grounds that the Premises Licence Holder was failing to properly promote 2 of the licensing objectives namely public safety and the protection of children from harm.


As a result of information received, Police Officers had attended the premises on 1st June, 2020, and found one member of staff present who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.  Ms. Hussain, the Premises Licence Holder and the Designated Premises Supervisor, was not present.  The member of staff provided a contact number for a male he stated was the business owner.  However, upon speaking to the male, it transpired that he was the manager of the premises but knew little about the member of staff as he only saw him when he opened and closed the shop each day.


Following information from the Police on 3rd June, 2020, the Licensing Service contacted the manager of the premises, Mr. Hassan Zakira, the following day who was reluctant to speak with Licensing Officers or discuss the premises/his involvement.  After initially denying a visit by the Police, he accepted they had visited/contacted him to make him aware of the situation.  He stated that the member of staff worked alone for most of the day, however, he saw him for an hour each morning and afternoon.  The manager stated he managed the day-to-day running of the business and managed all staff employed to work there.


Mr. Zakira provided the name of the business owner, Mr. Ashfaq Ahmad, but advised that he was currently out of the country; he did not know who the Premises Licence Holder or the Designated Premises Supervisor were.  When questioned as  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.