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WELCOME AND APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Councillor Bond, Chair, welcomed all those present and explained the order of the meeting.
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
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NOTED there were no declarations of interest.
RECEIVED the application made by the Licensing Authority for a review of the Premises Licence (LN/201200420) held by Mrs Irina Anchidim at the premises known as and situated at Pravalia De Acasa, 428 Green Lanes, London, N13 5XG.
1. The introduction by Ellie Green, Principal Licensing Officer, including:
a. This hearing was to consider two applications, for a review of the licence and for a transfer of the licence, for Pravalia De Acasa, on Green Lanes, N13.
b. Currently, sale of alcohol (off supplies only) was permitted from 10:00 to 20:00 Monday to Saturday and 10:00 to 16:00 Sunday.
c. Currently, the premises licence holder was Mrs Irina Anchidim and the designated premises supervisor (DPS) was Ms Myroforo Christofi.
d. On 16/9/19 an application for review of the premises licence was submitted by the Licensing Authority, on the grounds of prevention of crime and disorder, and seeking revocation of the premises licence in its entirety. A large number of non-duty paid cigarettes had been found on the premises. The application was set out in Annex 2 of the report.
e. There had been no written response from the premises licence holder or from Mr and Mrs Nantu.
f. As the two applications to be considered at the hearing overlapped, it was suggested that all parties made their representations then the sub-committee members would retire to make the decision notices.
g. Mr Nantu was present, as was Charlotte Palmer on behalf of the Licensing Authority, and PC Karen Staff on behalf of the Metropolitan Police in respect of the objection to the transfer of premises licence.
h. It was clarified that the licence transfer application had immediate effect, but that if the sub-committee were minded to reject the application it would revert back to Mrs Anchidim.
2. The statement of Charlotte Palmer, Senior Licensing Enforcement Officer, including:
a. The review application was to revoke the premises licence in its entirety, based on the prevention of crime and disorder licensing objective as a result of the finding of non-duty paid tobacco.
b. On 6/8/19 an unannounced visit was made to the premises by LB Enfield Licensing Enforcement Team officers, the Police Licensing Officer, HMRC officers and a dog handler and dogs from the Wagtail Operation. A number of packets of non-duty paid cigarettes were found. Packets also had foreign labelling and were not compliant. HMRC advised the estimated excise duty and VAT evaded on the cigarettes seized was £6684: this did not take into account any already sold.
c. Mr Nantu had attended a formal interview under caution. A prosecution was ongoing.
d. It was discovered that Mr Nantu had taken over the business in 2016 but no application to change the licence details had been submitted.
e. The plan on the licence was not accurate. Also, several licence conditions had not been complied with. This made officers less confident in the operator.
f. It was acknowledged that Mr Nantu had acted quickly to rectify matters, ... view the full minutes text for item 289.
RECEIVED the application made by Mr Marian Nantu and Mrs Mariana Nantu for the premises known as and situated at Pravalia De Acasa, 428 Green Lanes, London, N13 5XG for a transfer of Premises Licence LN/201200420.
NOTED that this application was discussed alongside the review application as above.
1. In accordance with the principles of Section 100(a) of the Local Government Act 1972 to exclude the press and public from the meeting for this item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act.
The Panel retired, with the legal representative and committee administrator, to consider the application further and then the meeting reconvened in public.
2. The Chairman made the following statement:
“The Licensing Sub-Committee has considered the application to transfer the premises licence and has decided not to grant the application as it has a lack of confidence with the applicants running the premises and adhering to the lawful regulations with a premises licence.”
3. The Licensing Sub-Committee resolved that the application be refused.
To receive and agree the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 2 October 2019.
RECEIVED the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 2 October 2019.
AGREED the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 2 October 2019 as a correct record.