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Appointment of Chair and Vice-Chair

The Committee will appoint a Chair and Vice-Chair for this particular meeting.


The Committee agreed to appoint Councillor Rennie as Chair and Councillor Patel as Vice Chair for this meeting.


Declarations of Interest

Members will be asked to make any declarations of interest in respect of items on this agenda.


No declarations of interest were made.


Chair's Urgent Business

To receive reports on business which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be brought forward for urgent consideration.


There were no items of Chair’s urgent business.


Grant of Premises License - Frontfield Stores pdf icon PDF 791 KB

Additional documents:


Mr Balayogan and Miss Hobbs agreed that they were happy to proceed without legal representation.


The Committee:

a)    Read the Premise License Grant Report prepared by Jonathan Ball; 

b)    Read the summary of representations;

c)    Read the additionalobjections in the supplementary document; 

d)    Heard from the applicant as follows:

                              i.        He was experienced in the licensing trade from owning/managing a convenience store selling alcohol in Ilfracombe for 3 years and there had been no police/licensing issues;

                             ii.        He had worked selling convenience food and alcohol in a petrol station local to the Frontfield Stores;

                            iii.        He had completed the compulsory trainingcourses as outlined by the licensing department and police and he was a designated premise supervisor;

                            iv.        The convenience store was going to be operated as a franchise of the Premier Stores and Mr would be the manager; 

                             v.        Mr Balayogan confirmed that he applied for the shop to be open between 7am and 11.00pm (initially later to provide deliveries until 2.00am but he had accepted the police objections);

                            vi.        The police had no objections to the application as amended; 

                          vii.        Mr Boloyogan was aware of the four licensing objectives and to make sure they were not compromised;

                         viii.        He would ensure all staff were trained not to sell alcohol to persons underage and would follow Challenge 25 and not serve to proxy purchasers for children and not serve to persons under the influence of alcohol;

                           ix.        He would limit admission to the shop to one teenager at a time;

                            x.        If customers were disruptive, he would “ban” themfrom his shop;

                           xi.        He would prohibit street drinkers from buying alcohol from his shop;

                          xii.        He would install a high spec CCTV system, a total of 16 cameras – three outside the entrance of the shop and the recording would be stored for 34 days (longer than the police requirement) and it would have face recognition;

                         xiii.        There would be always two members of staff on duty;

                         xiv.        The alcohol would be either displayed behind the till or in fridges with doors which were lockable from a central point;

                          xv.        He would operatea delivery service to customers in relation to alcohol and/or products – to be operated by UberEats – his intention was for the last delivery to be called through by 10.45pm;

                         xvi.        Mr  would ensure that deliveries were not made to under ;

                        xvii.        Regarding the delivery of goods/alcohol, this wouild come from the wholesaler and would be between 7.30am and 12 noon;

                       xviii.        Mr Balayogan explained in the local area there were convenience shopsopen until 10.00pm at night but he sought 11.00pm because, from his experience working in the petrol station, the period after 9.00pm was busy;

                         xix.        Regarding the potential noise, he would try and limit this by restricting numbers in the shop, CCTV would identify persons creating issues and he would be a point of contact for who  ...  view the full minutes text for item 36.


Grant of Premises license - Spar, 41 North Hill pdf icon PDF 1 MB


This item was removed from the agenda as the matter had resolved before the meeting.