Manchester City Council

Agenda item

Agenda item

Determination: New Premises Licence - The Drop, 356 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester M21 8AZ

Minutes:

The Committee noted that agreement had been reached between the applicant and all parties who had made a representation, so treated the matter as a determination. . In reaching its decision the Committee also considered the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy, the Licensing Act 2003, the Regulations made there under, the Guidance issued by the Secretary of State under Section 182 of that Act and the Licensing Objectives.

 

Decision

 

To grant the application for a new premises licence subject to the following additional conditions:

 

Greater Manchester Police:

1.            The premises shall install and maintain a comprehensive digital colour CCTV system. All public areas of the licensed premises, including all public entry and exit points. The CCTV cameras shall continually record whilst the premises are open to the public and recording shall be kept available and unedited for a minimum of 28 days with the date and time stamping. A staff member who is conversant with the operation of the CCTV system shall be present on the premises at all times when they are open to the public and must be able to produce / download / burn CCTV images upon request by a police officer or an authorised officer of the licensing authority. Any footage must be in a format so it can be played back on a standard personal computer or standard DVD player. Where the recording is on a removable medium (i.e. compact disc, flash card etc.), a secure storage system to store those recording mediums shall be provided.

 

2.         An incident log (which may be electronically recorded) shall be kept at the premises for at least six months, and made available on request to the Police or an authorised officer of the licensing authority, which will record the following incidents including pertinent details:

(a) all crimes reported to the venue, or by the venue to the Police

(b) all ejections of patrons

(c) any incidents of disorder

(d) any faults in the CCTV system

(e) any visit by a relevant authority or emergency service

(f) All refusals of sales of alcohol.

 

3.            The Designated Premises Supervisor shall ensure that a written notice of authority is kept at the premises for all staff who sell alcohol. The notice shall be made available for inspection upon request of the police or an authorised officer of the licensing authority and all staff selling alcohol must be in possession of identification to enable to verify their identity against the notice.

 

4.            The premises shall display prominent signage indicating at any point of sale, the entrance to the premises and in all areas where alcohol is located that it is an offence to buy, or attempt to buy, alcohol for a person under the age of 18.

 

 

5.            In addition to any other training, the premises licence holder shall ensure all staff are trained to prevent underage sales, to be aware of and prevent proxy sales, to maintain the refusals log and monitor staff to ensure their training is put into practice. Documented records of training completed shall be kept for each member of staff. Training shall be regularly refreshed and at no greater than 6 monthly intervals.

 

Trading Standards:

 

1.         The Challenge 25 scheme must be operated to ensure that any person who appears to be under the age of 25 shall provide documented proof that he/she is over 18 years of age. Proof of age shall only comprise a passport, photo card driving license, a HM Forces warrant card, or a card bearing the PASS hologram

2.         Documented records of training completed shall be kept for each member of staff. Training shall be regularly refreshed and at no greater than 6 monthly intervals. Training records shall be made available for inspection upon request by a police officer or an authorised officer of Manchester City Council.

3.         In addition to any other training, the premises licence holder shall ensure all staff are trained to prevent underage sales, to maintain the refusals log, enter sales correctly on the tills so the prompts show as appropriate and monitor staff to ensure their training is put in into practise

4.         A log shall be kept at the premises and record all refused sales of alcohol for the reasons that the person(s) is, or appear to be, under 18 years of age. The log shall record the date and time of the refusal and the name of the member of staff who refused the sale. The log will be available on request by the police or an authorised officer of Manchester City Council. The log shall be checked on a regular basis by the Designated Premises Supervisor to ensure that it is being used by staff and each check shall be recorded in the log.

5.         The premises shall display signage at the point of sale indicating it is an offence to buy, or attempt to buy, alcohol for a person under the age of 18 (similar condition to one proposed by GMP - condition 4)

 

Licensing & Out of Hours Compliance:

1.         Speakers shall not be located/operated outside the premises.

2.         Staff shall monitor customers outside the premises on a regular basis and ensure patrons do not cause a public nuisance

 

Ward Member:

Agreements have been reached between the applicants and ward member to reduce the operating hours to those stated in the proposed hours to be granted.

 

Residents:

Agreements have been reached between the residents and the applicant to reduce the operating hours in line with other licensed premises in the area, as per the agreement reached with the Ward member.

 

The following conditions have also been agreed with Resident 2:

 

·         The external area of the premises will not be used after 10pm

·         Music will not be played external of the premises.