Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee - Thursday, 11th February, 2021 1.00 pm

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No. Item


Appointment of Chair

The Sub-Committee to appoint a Chair for this meeting.


Resolved that Councillor T Mulvenna be appointed Chair for this meeting.



How Do You Do, Hudson Street, North Shields (Tynemouth Ward) pdf icon PDF 366 KB

To consider an application for a review of the Premises Licence.

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The Sub-committee met virtually to consider an application for a review of the Premises Licence in respect of How Do You Do, Hudson Street, North Shields.


The Applicant, the Chief Officer of Northumbria Police, had invited the Sub-committee to revoke the Premises Licence in respect of How Do You Do, Hudson Street, North Shields or, if it was not minded to revoke the licence, to reduce the hours of operation, remove the DPS or to impose a number of conditions on the licence.


Following introductions, the Chair set out the procedure which would be followed during the course of the hearing.


Mr G Callum, Licensing Officer, presented details of the application, the representations received and the options available to the Sub-committee.


Ms H Thompson, Force Solicitor, Northumbria Police was in attendance and she was accompanied by Inspector N Seymour, Neighbourhood Inspector, and Mr N Kirkpatrick, Licensing Officer.


Mr D Jarvis, Director of Renaissance Point Management Limited was present to outline his representation.


Mr C Holland, Counsel for the Licence Holder, was in attendance and he was accompanied by Ms S Smith, Solicitor for the Licence Holder, Ms D Davies and Mr P Bell, Directors of DD Investments Limited, the Licence Holder, Mr K Ozkan, the Designated Premises Supervisor, Mr K Ozkan, the business partner of Mr Ozkan.


The Sub-committee considered a request from Ms Thompson that the body worn camera footage be shown to the Sub-committee with the press and public being excluded from that part of the hearing. After considering the views of the other parties at the hearing the Sub-committee agreed to the request.


The live stream was paused whilst the footage was shown to the meeting.


Ms Thompson addressed the Sub-committee in relation to the Police concerns over the operation of the Premises.  She called Inspector Seymour and Mr Kirkpatrick to provide evidence to the Sub-committee in relation to incidents which had occurred at or in the vicinity of the Premises.  Members of the Sub-committee and Mr Holland asked a series of questions which were responded to by the Police representatives.


Mr Jarvis addressed the Sub-committee in relation to his, and a number of residents of Renaissance Point’s, concerns.  He responded to questions from members of the Sub-committee, the police and Mr Holland.


Mr Holland addressed the Sub-committee in support of his client.  He called a number of witnesses and responded to questions from the Sub-committee, Mr Jarvis and the Police.


All parties were given the opportunity of summing up their respective submissions.


The Sub-committee withdrew from the meeting to make its decision in private.


Resolved that the following additional conditions be attached to the Premises Licence:

1.    A CCTV system will be designed, installed and maintained in proper working order to the satisfaction of the Licensing Authority and in consultation Northumbria Police. Such a system shall: -


                      i.        ensure coverage of all entrances and exits to the Premises both internally and externally, the serving area(s), any areas where the consumption of alcohol takes place, including any  ...  view the full minutes text for item LS17/19