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To consider a review of the premises licence granted in respect of Bosworth Food Stores, 151 Bosworth Drive, Fordbridge, B37 5BT, following an application submitted by Richard Staveley, Trading Standards and Environment Manager at Solihull Council.
Councillors: Peter Hogarth (Chairman), Bob Grinsell and Martin McCarthy.
Officers: David Acton (Democratic Services), Anne Bettison (Licensing Operations Manager), Santokh Gill (Legal), and Richard Staveley (Trading Standards and Environment Manager)
Others: Abid Ali (Premises Licence Holder), Mohammed Azeem (Designated Premises Supervisor), and Patrick Burke (Legal Representative).
The Licensing Act Panel was invited to review the premises licence in respect of Bosworth Food Stores, 151 Bosworth drive, Chelmsley Wood, B37 5BT, following an application made by Solihull Council Trading Standards and Environment Manager.
The Council’s Licensing Operations Manager presented the report that detailed the facts of the case and the report as submitted was taken as read.
The Council’s Trading Standards and Environment Manager confirmed that some 150 local businesses had been advised about a test purchasing exercise in July 2022 and the test at these premises occurred on 14 October 2022.
The legal representative advised that Mr Azeem had run the store for over ten years with twenty-five years retail experience, and was in the process of becoming the premises licence holder. He confirmed that the proposed conditions made by Mr Staveley and West Midlands Police were being implemented and produced documentary evidence to support.
The Panel carefully considered all oral and written representations, and were pleased that the proposed conditions by the Trading Standards and Environment Manager, and West Midlands Police, had been accepted by the premises licence holder and the designated premises supervisor.
As the Store had agreed the proposed conditions and the fact that there had been no previous review or warnings, the Panel, on this occasion, decided to neither suspend or revoke the premises licence.
To help prevent further breaches of the licensing objectives the following licence conditions be added to the premises licence for Bosworth Food Stores Ltd.;
A written delegation of authority record will be kept at the premises recording which non personal licence holders are authorised to make sales on behalf of a personal licence holder.
The delegation list must be approved by, and signed by, the DPS, and the list must be made available to any responsible authority requesting to view them immediately.
The DPS will be a responsible individual employed at the premises, substantially present at the premises as part of their employment.
The DPS must view all training records, risk assessments and ensure CCTV is in full working order. These checks must be carried out weekly and will be recorded, signed by the DPS, and made available to any responsible authority immediately upon request.
Prevention of Crime and Disorder
CCTV covering the interior and exterior of the premises will be installed and shall be kept operational at all times the premises are open to the public.
· It shall be capable of taking a head and shoulders shot of persons entering the premises, of recording images to an evidential standard in any light, and be capable of storing images for a minimum of 31 days.
· At least one member of staff trained to operate the CCTV system and download ... view the full minutes text for item 1.