The Chair reminded Mr Bryan’s representatives that they were entitled to legal representation at their own expense.
Dave Etheridge, Principal Officer (Licencing), Worcester Regulatory Services, (WRS) presented the report.
Mr Etheridge detailed that on 11th January 2023, Worcester Magistrates Court had informed WRS that a Closure Order under section 80 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, had been granted in respect of The Warwick Club. The Closure Order was in relation to an incident that had occurred outside the premises on the morning of 3rd December 2022
In accordance with the requirements of the Licensing Act 2003, the Licensing Authority was required to review the premises licence in order to determine what steps it deemed appropriate to take in respect of the licence.
At the time of the Closure Order the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) was Michael Deusham Parchment, however, on 6th December 2022 Mr Parchment gave WRS notice that he had ceased being the DPS for the premises and his name was removed with immediate effect.
Mr Etheridge outlined that West Mercia Police (WMP) had submitted representation, the public representation was detailed on page 25 of the Public Reports Pack, Other CONFIDENTIAL informationwould only be made available to theparties to the proceedings. Mr Etheridge further highlighted that no other representations had been received.
Mr Etheridge informed the Sub-Committee that Members needed to reach a determination on the review no later than 28 days after notification of the Closure Order was received from the Magistrates Court. Therefore, a determination needed to be reached no later than Wednesday 8th February 2023.
There were no questions from Members nor any party present for Mr Etheridge.
At this stage of the Hearing, and as highlighted by the Chair, at the commencement of the Hearing, it was
under Section 100 I of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, the public be excluded from the meeting on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 7 of Part I of the Act, and that it is in the public interest to do so: -
The Hearing then went into exempt session from 11:20 hours to 17:19 hours and the public and press were excluded.
Having reconvened at 17:19 hours, the Chair announced that the Hearing was no longer in exempt session. The Chair further announced that the Sub-Committee had reached the following decision: -
Having had regard to:
the premises licence for The Warwick Club, 76 Ipsley Street Redditch be revoked.