Agenda and minutes

Licensing Act Sub-Committee
Friday, 6th November, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual

Contact: Helen Davies  Tel: 01270 685705 Email:

Link: Meeting Recording

No. Item


Appointment of Chairman

To appoint a Chairman for the meeting.


RESOLVED- That Councillor Mark Goldsmith be appointed as Chairman.



Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda and for Members to declare if they have pre-determined any item on the agenda.



There were no declarations of interest.


The Prince Albert Public House, 140 Newton Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6RW pdf icon PDF 128 KB

To consider the above application.

Additional documents:


The Sub-Committee considered a report regarding a premises license review instigated by Section 167 of the Licensing Act 2003 for the licence granted to Mr. Simon Johnson, for the premises known as The Prince Albert Public House, 140 Newton Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6RW.


The report outlined the evidence presented by the parties in relation to the review.  The order was issued following agreement between the Police and the Premises Licence Holder at Crewe Magistrates’ Court on 27th October 2020.


The following attending the hearing and made representations with respect to the application:


  • the applicant; and
  • Cheshire Police acting as the Responsible Authority.


After a full hearing of the application and in accordance with the rules of procedure, the Chairman of the Sub-Committee reported that after taking account of:


  • The Secretary of State’s Guidance under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003;
  • Cheshire East Borough Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy;
  • the four licensing objectives (namely the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance, and the protection of children from harm) and the steps appropriate to promote them; and
  • All the evidence, including the oral representations made at the meeting and the written representations of interested parties.


The following course of action had been agreed:




That the Premises Licence be MODIFIED as outlined in the application by attaching to it those conditions as proposed by Cheshire Constabulary in their entirety.  The Sub-Committee added a further 2 conditions as set out below.  The conditions are listed as a) – ak) below for ease of reference:


Prevention of Crime & Disorder


a)    A CCTV system shall be in operation both inside and outside the premises and it shall be designed and installed in accordance with the Cheshire Constabulary’s CCTV guidance document called ‘CCTV in Licensed Premises – An Operational Requirement’. This system shall be in operation at all times when licensable activities are taking place.


b)    Recorded CCTV images will be maintained and stored for a period of twenty-eight days.


c)    A staff member from the premises who is conversant with the operation of the CCTV system shall be on the premises at all times when the premises are open to the public. This staff member shall be able to provide a Police officer or an authorised officer of the licensing authority data or footage upon request. All requests for footage are to be provided within a reasonable time scale.


d)    Designated supervisors will need to demonstrate that their CCTV system complies with their Operational requirements. They will need to be able to demonstrate the following:-


·            Recordings are fit for their intended purpose,

·           Good quality images are presented to the officer in a format that can be replayed on a standard computer

·            The supervisor has an understanding of the equipment/training,

·            Management records are kept,

·            Maintenance agreements and records are maintained,

·            Data Protection principles and signage are in place.  


e)    SIA registered Door Supervisors shall be employed from 16:00 until 30 minutes after the close of the premises to such  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.