The purpose of this report is to inform
members of an application for the grant of a premises licence in
respect of Wumz Cuisine, 324 Manchester Road, Oldham OL9 7ES which,
due to representations being received, has been referred to this
Panel for determination.
Consideration was given to a report which informed the Panel of an application for the grant of a premises licence in respect of Wumz Cuisine, 324 Manchester Road, Oldham OL9 7ES which, due to representations being received, has been referred to this Panel for determination.
On the 20th April 2023 the applicant, Iconista Consult Ltd., applied for the grant of a premises licence for Wumz Cuisine. The last date for representations in relation to this application was the 18th May 2023.
The Applicant and representative/agent attended the meeting and addressed the Panel.
A ward Councillor representing the objectors attended the meeting and addressed the panel.
The Principal Licensing Officer outlined the nature of the application, followed by each party to support/object to the application.
Members asked questions of each party and received details of the application and of the business.
The Principal Licensing Officer, the Applicant/representative/Agent and the ward Councillor representing the Objectors each summarised the evidence and submissions and each made a closing statement. The Chair summarised the representations.
When determining the application Members, having had regard to the representations, may take such steps as they consider appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives. The steps available to Members are:
a. Grant the application as applied for
b. Grant the application but modify the operating schedule in relation to hours,
days, conditions, or activities
c. Reject the application
The Panel members considered their decision in private with the service of a legal representative.
RESOLVED that, the Panel have considered the application for a premises licence from Wumz Cuisine and have noted that the application has been amended and no longer includes the provision of late-night refreshments.
The Panel have also noted that it is the applicant’s intention that the premises will only be open after 11pm for private functions.
The Panel have heard from Councillor Shuttleworth whose concerns relate to noise and traffic issues.
Having regard to the 4 Licensing Objectives, in particular the prevention of public nuisance, the Panel have decided that it is appropriate to GRANT the application subject to the following amendments:-
· The supply of alcohol shall be Monday to Sunday 4.30pm – 12.30am
· Recorded music Monday to Sunday 4.30pm – 12.30am
· Hours the premises are open to the public 4.30pm – 1.00am
An additional condition shall be added requiring the provision of door staff for events held at the premises following a risk assessment by the applicant.
Risk assessment undertaken shall be documented and produced to responsible authorities upon request.
Door Supervisor Log shall be correctly maintained at the premises. This will include the following details:
· The door staff names, dates of birth and home addresses
· Full details, name, address and contact number of employment agency used
And for each individual daily period of trading:
· The name of the individual member of door staff
· His/her Security Industry Authority licence number
· The time and date He/she starts and finishes duty
· The time of any breaks taken whilst on duty
· Each entry shall be signed by the door supervisor, DPS or nominated person