Agenda and minutes

Full Licence Review, Licensing Panel
Friday, 7th December, 2018 9.30 am

Venue: Crompton Suite, Civic Centre, Oldham, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1NL. View directions

Contact: Sian Walter-Browne 

No. Item


Election of Chair

The Panel is asked to elect a Chair for the duration of the meeting.


RESOLVED that Councillor Shuttleworth be elected Chair for the duration of the meeting


Apologies For Absence


There were no apologies for absence received.


Urgent Business

Urgent business, if any, introduced by the Chair


There were no items of urgent business received.


Declarations of Interest

To Receive Declarations of Interest in any Contract or matter to be discussed at the meeting.


There were no declarations of interest received.


Public Question Time

To receive Questions from the Public, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.


There were no public questions received.



Order of Proceedings pdf icon PDF 75 KB


RESOLVED that the Order of Proceedings be noted.



Licensing Act 2003 - Review of Premises Licence following Review Notice pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Pursuant to Section 53C of the Licensing Act 2003, the purpose of this report is to ask Members to review the premises licence in respect of the Royal Oak, 496 Oldham Road, Failsworth, Oldham, following the application for a ‘Summary Review’, of those premises, made by Greater Manchester Police on the 14th November 2018.

Additional documents:


Consideration was given to a report of the Principal Licensing Officer seeking a review of the Premises Licence in respect of The Royal Oak, 496 Oldham Road, Failsworth, Oldham M,35 0EH pursuant to Section 53C of the Licensing Act 2003, following the application for a ‘Summary Review’ of those premises, made by Greater Manchester Police on the 12th November 2018. This matter had been referred to the Panel for determination


Members gave consideration to the application, submitted by Superintendent Daniel Inglis of Greater Manchester Police which outlined the reasons given for the summary review. It was the view of Greater Manchester Police that the premises were associated with serious crime and/or disorder.


Greater Manchester Police’s representative attended the meeting and addressed the Panel. The Panel was informed that the parties had met since the hearing of the application for a summary review and the conditions set out in pages 21-26 of the bundle at Item 8 on the agenda had been fully agreed. This was confirmed to the Panel by the representative for the Royal Oak and the Principal Licensing Officer.


The Panel was informed that, in accordance with the conditions as agreed, alcohol sales would cease at 23.30 and the Royal Oak would close at midnight on all days. There would be no seasonal variations, however the licensees could apply for temporary event notices. Two SIA-trained door staff would be on duty, using metal detectors for search purposes, and their hours of work were agreed. The hard drive on the CCTV would be replaced before the pub re-opened and the system would operate for 24 hours 7 days per week. An application would be made by Ms Richardson to take over as the Designated Premises Supervisor.


Members asked for and received clarification on the conditions proposed. In relation to seasonal variations, they were informed that it was proposed to remove those on the current licence and the licensees could apply for any extended hours by way of temporary event notices. In relation to the application to become the DPS, they were informed that such an application could be processed immediately. Members noted that the nite-net radio condition could not be met immediately, as the equipment needed to be purchased and set up. It was proposed that the licensees be given 28 days in which to install the equipment.


All parties confirmed their acceptance of the conditions proposed.


At this point in the proceedings the Panel, in accordance with Regulation 14 (2) of the Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulation 2005, moved into private session. In reaching a decision the Panel took into account the relevant provisions of National Guidance and the Council Licensing Policy Statement with reference to the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, prevention of public nuisance and protection of children from harm.


Having considered all the information before them, including the representations from the Police and Mr Simkin, representing the premises licence holder, and having regard to the licensing objectives, in particular the prevention of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.


Full Evidence Bundle pdf icon PDF 2 MB


RESOLVED that the contents of the supplementary evidence bundle be noted.