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Register of attendance and apologies for absence
All members were present apart from Councillors Kingman and Ward who had sent apologies.
Councillor Manterfield was present for agenda items 1, 2, 3 and 4 but left after these items as she had another engagement.
The Democratic Officer also confirmed those in attendance for the application before the Committee.
Sergeant Kim Enderby, Lincolnshire Police
Sarah Clover, Counsel representing Arumugam Kalamohan
Arumugam Kalamohan, Premises Licence Holder
Andrea Forrester, Solicitor (Arumugam Kalamohan)
Ian Rushton, Licensing Consultant (Arumugam Kalamohan)
Majure Sriramasothy, Interpreter
Disclosures of interests
Members are asked to disclose any interests in matters for consideration at the meeting.
Minutes of the meeting held on 24 July 2020 PDF 181 KB
The minutes of the meeting held on 24 July 2020 were agreed as a correct record.
Minutes of the meeting held on 21 August 2020
The minutes of the meeting held on 21 August 2020 were agreed as a correct record.
Licensing Act 2003: Review of Premises Licence - Today's Extra, 50 Kesteven Road, Stamford PDF 268 KB
Report ENV754 by the Licensing Officer.
Please note that this item was adjourned at the meeting of the Alcohol, Entertainment and Late Night Refreshment Licensing Committee held on 3 July 2020.
To modify the conditions of the Premises Licence in respect of Today’s Extra, 50 Kesteven Road, Stamford, in relation to training and refresher training, employees right to work in the UK and the retention of documentation. Adequate wording of the conditions to be prepared.
The Senior Licensing Officer presented report ENV754 which concerned a review of the Premises Licence in respect of Today’s Extra, 50 Kesteven Road, Stamford. The Senior Licensing Officer clarified that the premises had also been known as Today’s Express which was referenced within the documents circulated with the agenda. The Premises Licence holder was not required to notify the Licensing Team of any change to the name of a premise.
The Chairman referred to the late papers that had been circulated to members as well as the Police. The Chairman indicated that she would allow the late papers unless the Committee did not agree. Members agreed to include the late papers. Ms Clover representing the Premises Licence Holder stated that the papers were for information and showed the due diligence now being undertaken by the Premises Licence Holder in relation to employees at the premise.
The Senior Licensing Officer continued with her presentation. An application to review the premises licence had been received on 12 May 2020 by Lincolnshire Police. The review had been submitted under the licensing objectives of the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety and the protection of children for harm.
Included in the review was a statement from Sergeant Kim Enderby which detailed the events of a joint visit between Lincolnshire Police and Home Office Immigration Officers carried out on 12 March 2020.
The current premises licence holder was Arumugam Kalamohan who had held a licence since November 2013. Following the receipt of the review from the Police the Licensing Team received an application to vary the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) to Sathygowri Sureshkumar. No objection to the new DPS was received from the Police.
(10:25am Councillor Manterfield left the meeting and did not return)
Sergeant Enderby made his representation. On 12 March 2020 a joint planned visit had been carried out at Today’s Extra between Lincolnshire Police and Home Office Immigration Officers following intelligence that an immigration offender was working at the premises. Upon entering the store a member of the public was being served by the till by a male behind the counter. The male was the sole worker in the store. Sergeant Enderby identified himself and the purpose of the visit. The Immigration Officers carried out checks and Sergeant Enderby carried out a compliance check. A number of the conditions annexed to the Premises Licence were not being adhered to such as notices to “leave quietly”, refusals policy and the Crimestoppers initiative were not being displayed.
Mr Kalamohan, the Premises Licence Holder stated that the posters were on display in the window and had been there between four and five years. Mr Kalamohan was told that his comments could be made by his legal team when ... view the full minutes text for item 48.
Close of meeting
The meeting closed at 13:20pm.