Venue: The Council Chamber, Moorlands House, Leek
Appointment of Chair (if required)
Urgent items of business, if any
Declarations of interest, if any
LICENSING ACT 2003
Tigerbite, 3 Smithfield Centre, Leek ST13 5JW
Meeting: Monday 4th December 2023 at 1 pm
Present: Councillor K Hoptroff (Chairman)
Councillor G Bentley
Councillor B Hughes
N de Bruin - Senior Legal Officer
Applicant: Leek Fast Food Ltd represented by: Mr P Adams - Operations Manager, Tigerbite.
Objector: Environmental Health Section Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, represented by Mr D Colgan, Senior Environmental Health Officer
For the Licensing Authority: M Towers, Senior Licensing Officer and Mrs S Bradbury, Licensing Officer
Observing: Mohammed Shakil - Director of Tigerbite Franchise Ltd, James Lancett - Operations Team, Tigerbite and Ms K Ashdown from the Sentinel.
The hearing was called to consider an application by Leek Fast Food Ltd to grant a Premises Licence in respect of Tigerbite, 3 Smithfield Centre, Leek ST13 5JW.
No interests were declared.
Mr Adams, Mr Colgan and Mr Towers addressed the Sub-Committee.
The Sub-Committee also took into account the written report, S182 guidance (as amended) and Staffordshire Moorlands ‘Statement of Licensing Policy’ before coming to a decision.
The Senior Legal Officer drew members attention to the case of Daniel Thwaites plc v Wirral Borough Magistrates Court as well as paragraphs 9.42 to 9.45 of the 182 guidance specifically.
To grant the Premises Licence as applied for subject to the following additional conditions:
· CCTV, including audible recording, must be installed and cover all internal/external areas that form part of the premises, and the parking area immediately the rear to be used by delivery drivers for the premises.
And the first bullet point on page 9 of the committee report as follows:
· The CCTV system must be maintained so as to be fully operational and recording continually whilst the premises are operating licensable activities and during all times when customers are on the premises.
And the fourth bullet point on page 9 of the committee report as follows:
· There must be notices displayed throughout the premises and on the wall outside to the rear stating that CCTV is in operation.
Reasons for the decision