APPLICATION FOR REVIEW OF A
HAVANA BAR & RESTAURANT, 8-12 ORMSKIRK STREET, ST HELENS
Members of the Sub-Committee were advised that an
application for review of the premises licence at Havana Bar and
Restaurant, 8-12 Ormskirk Street, St Helens had been received by
the Licensing Authority.
Merseyside Police had submitted an application
for review of these premises on 30 October 2014. The grounds for
review were that the licensing objective Protection of Children
from Harm had been undermined.
provisions of the Licensing Act 2003, notice was given to the
Licence Holder and responsible Authorities and a public notice had
been posted at the premises and on the Council’s website. As
a result of this notice, no further representations had been
A copy of the application for review from Merseyside Police, the
current premises licence, operating schedule and location plan were
attached to the report at Appendices A to C respectively.
Members were informed previous to this review application that,
Merseyside Police had submitted a request for a premises licence
review on 17 June 2014 on the ground that the licensing objectives
of Protection of Children from Harm, Prevention of Crime and
Disorder and Public Safety had been undermined.
This application was subsequently considered by this Sub-Committee
on 15 August 2014. It was resolved at this meeting that a number of
steps were necessary for the promotion of the licensing objectives;
namely the removal of the Designated Premises Supervisor and to
modify the conditions of the Premises Licence in line with the
recommendations of Merseyside Police.
An appeal against the decision of the Sub-Committee was lodged on 9
September 2014 but, was subsequently withdrawn on 6 November 2014.
The decision of the Licensing Sub-Committee therefore took effect
from 6 November 2014 and the Premises Licence Holder was removed as
Designated Premises Supervisor.
The Sub-Committee was informed that the review application had been
received from Merseyside Police on 30 October 2014, prior to the
withdrawal of the appeal to the Magistrate Court.
As the decision of the Sub-Committee did not take effect until
after an appeal has been disposed of by Magistrates Court, Mr
Kambiz Karoonian was still the DPS and the conditions of
the Premises Licence were as they had been prior to the review
hearing on 15 August 2014.
The Sub-Committee was informed that an application had been
received by the Licensing and Land Charges Unit for a new
Designated Premises Supervisor and a transfer request to remove Mrs
Karoonian from the Premises Licence
6 and 10 November 2014 respectively, both of which were approved on
17 November 2014.
Present at the Sub-Committee were
representatives from Merseyside Police, the Premises Licence Holder
and their two representatives.
Merseyside Police presented their case to the
Sub-Committee and answered questions from Members.
The representatives, acting on behalf of the Premises Licence
Holder, presented their case to Members, during which a query was
raised regarding the Premises Licence and Operating Schedule.
The Chair called an adjournment of ... view
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