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21/04/2017 - ESSEX HOUSE, 152-154 STATION ROAD, CHINGFORD E4 6AN - EXPEDITED REVIEW ref: 2677    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 21/04/2017 - Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee

Decision published: 21/04/2017

Effective from: 21/04/2017

Decision:

On 21 April 2016 the Licensing Authority's Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee considered an application by the Metropolitan Police for expedited review of a premises licence under Section 53A of the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of the Essex House, 152 – 154 Station Road, Chingford E4 6AN.

 

The Sub-Committee gave due consideration to the information contained in the application for expedited review in the full agenda pack, heard representations from the applicant and the licensing officer.  After deliberation, the Sub-Committee decided to suspend the licence with immediate effect, pending the Review Hearing, for the following reasons:

 

  • An application was submitted by the police on 20 April 2017 for an expedited review of a premises licence under Section 53A of the Licensing Act 2003.
  • At the expedited review hearing the Sub-Committee determined it necessary suspend the licence pending the full review, in order to prevent serious crime or disorder occurring.
  • There was a serious crime and disorder incident on 17 April 2017, as detailed in appendix B of the agenda pack.  The police gave evidence that there have been 11 incidents of crime and disorder since the extension of the hours in October 2016 and that they were concerned about the public’s safety.
  • The Police had tried to work with the licensee, but this had not worked to deter further incidents of crime and disorder.
  • The Police issued a warning to the premises in February 2017, however, this did not prevent further incidents of crime and disorder.
  • The police gave evidence that the door staff were involved in the alleged serious crime, assault and robbery of a rolex watch from a patron.
  • The police confirmed that the doorman had said that the head doorman and manager had told him in the past to allow the suspects, which he described as bullies, into the premises.
  • The police were concerned about the management of the premises and that the doorman had informed the police that the venue was over capacity and did not have enough door staff to control the patrons.

 

The Sub-Committee was satisfied that it was appropriate to use the powers under Section 53A of the 2003 Act targeted at tackling serious crime and disorder and public safety.

 

In addition, the Sub-Committee was satisfied that it was necessary to use such powers and to impose interim steps having regard to the fact that those steps remain in force pending a full review within 28 days.

 

The Sub-Committee considered the interim steps imposed to be necessary, reasonable and proportionate, and also appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives, namely the prevention of crime and disorder.

 


19/04/2017 - THE DOG AND DUCK, 222 CHINGFORD ROAD, WALTHAMSTOW, E17 5AL ref: 2676    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 19/04/2017 - Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee

Decision published: 20/04/2017

Effective from: 19/04/2017

Decision:

The Sub-Committee refused the application.