Manchester City Council

Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee Hearing Panel
Friday, 8th February, 2019 9.00 am

Venue: Council Antechamber. View directions

Contact: Beth Morgan 

No. Item


Application for a Review of a Premises Licence for The Lounge, 29-31 Withy Grove, Manchester, M4 2BJ pdf icon PDF 422 KB

The report of the Head of Planning, Building Control and Licensing is attached.

Additional documents:


The Committee had regard to the s182 Guidance in particular: -


12.22 … At the review hearing, the licensing authority must consider what steps are appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives taking into account any change in circumstances since any interim steps were imposed,


9.12 … the police have a key role in managing the night-time economy and should have good working relationships with those operating in their local area5. The police should usually therefore be the licensing authority’s main source of advice on matters relating to the promotion of the crime and disorder licensing objective.


2.4 The inclusion of radio links and ring-round phone systems should be considered an appropriate condition for public houses, bars and nightclubs operating in city and town centre leisure areas with a high density of licensed premises. These systems allow managers of licensed premises to communicate instantly with the police and facilitate a rapid response to any disorder which may be endangering the customers and staff on the premises.

They also had regard to the statement of licensing policy as provided for by s4 of the Licensing Act 2003 and in particular Manchester’s standards to promote the licensing objectives: -

MS1 Implement effective security measures at the premises

It is expected that all licensed premises have effective and appropriate security measures in

place relevant to the style of operation.

When employed, the authority will expect the defined roles and responsibilities of door

supervisors to include:


·         Controlling entry

·         Recording incidents

·         Assisting to facilitate transport for ejected, intoxicated and underage patrons

·         Identifying and preventing drugs and/or weapons being brought on the premises

·         Identifying intoxicated, disorderly, offensive and underage patrons

·         Dealing with incidents of disorder at the premises, including crime scene preservation

·         and management

·         Assisting exit of customers to ensure the orderly dispersal of customers.

Use of detection devices to detect weapons and drugs and when and where they will be

used – Consideration for appropriate detection devices (e.g. knife arch, search wands)

should be risk-assessed and employed as appropriate.


·         Putting procedures in place for the seizure and retention of recovered drugs and other prohibited items – Items recovered should be kept in a secure location and the police notified.


MS2 Effective general management of the premises

Effective management of the premises is integral to ensuring the operator’s policies and

procedures, as well as licence conditions, are actively enforced at the premises.


Implementing effective measures to identify and manage drunkenness on the premises

Patron intoxication at licensed premises is recognised as a principal contributor to alcohol related harm. Most measures intended to limit customers becoming intoxicated rely on

action being taken by the management and staff at the premises.


MS4 Where there is a risk of illegal drug use on the premises, the authority expects a documented policy that sets out how drugs will be prevented from being brought into the premises, what action the venue will take should anyone be caught with drugs on the premises, and how the drugs will be disposed of.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 26.